A Play Sculpture Welcomes the Public

The Lozziwurm is a colorful, twisting, tubular play structure designed by Swiss artist Yvan Pestalozzi in 1972. It was installed for the first time in the U.S. at the Carnegie Museum of Art as part of the 2013 Carnegie International. It reflected the exhibition’s engagement with the city of Pittsburgh, the museum’s public, and concepts of play.

Surprising, welcoming, and accessible to all, this pocket park represents CMOA’s continuing commitment to families and exploration.

A red, orange, and yellow play sculpture made of a large series of tubes twisting over and around each other
Yvan Pestalozzi, Installation view of The Lozziwurm, 1972, Carnegie Museum of Art, Photo: Josh Franzos
A young girl with dark hair crouches in the middle of a colorful play sculpture
Yvan Pestalozzi, Installation view of The Lozziwurm, 1972, Carnegie Museum of Art, Photo: Josh Franzos