The Twist, a museum building that is also a bridge over the Randselva river. Dramatic image.



2023 season

29th April - 15th October

The sculpture park is always open

Map of the park

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Tony Cragg, Labyrinth, 2016. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Alex Yudzon.

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Tony Cragg, Tommy, 2013. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Michael Richter.

Kistefos presents:
Tony Cragg
29.04 - 15.10

Kistefos presents the first major exhibition in Norway of works by the pre-eminent British sculptor Sir Tony Cragg. The exhibition in The Twist will include key works from the Christen Sveaas’ Art Foundation and Collection, exploring the interplay between materials, forms, negative and positive spaces, whilst pushing to find new relations between people and the material world.

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The Ball by Ilya Kabakov. Photo: Hans Haug, Visit Innlandet.

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The Twist. Photo: Kim Erlandsen.

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Energy-Matter-Space-Time by Petroc Sesti. Photo: Maria Sandvik.

Experience Kistefos outside season

The sculpture park is open all year round, also outside of season and normal opening hours. The sculptures change character and expression in step with their surroundings, which makes a visit to the sculpture park a beautiful experience, all year round.

Note that some of the artwork may be turned off or wrapped due to the cold.

About the sculpture park

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Photo: Ida Golberg

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'Energy-Matter-Space-Time' by Petroc Sesti was unveiled in 2006. Raw organic power, especially related to water as a natural resource, is at the very core of both the wood pulp mill and Petroc Sesti’s sculpture. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

Kistefos - a cultural destination with a twist

Kistefos offers world-class architecture, industrial history, art exhibitions, and an impressive sculpture park in scenic surroundings.

About Kistefos

New York Times

What makes it a must-see cultural destination is The Twist, a new 15.000-square-foot structure spanning a river in the middle of the sculpture park.

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The Twist. Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu.

The Twist

The new fabulous museum at Kistefos, designed by world renowned architect Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, opened Wednesday September 18th, 2019. The building has been named the top architectural museum project in the world to open in 2019, by both the Daily Telegraph and Bloomberg.

The Twist Gallery

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All of Nature Flows Through Us by Marc Quinn. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

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Path of Silence by Jeppe Hein is a favorite of many - including the children, who use it as a fountain in it in the summer. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

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Point of View - Part 1 by Elmgreen & Dragset. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

Sculpture park of international standing

The scenic sculpture park has an impressive collection of works by internationally renowned contemporary artists including Anish Kapoor, Jeppe Hein, Tony Cragg, Olafur Eliasson, Fernando Bottero and Elmgreen & Dragset. The sculpture park focus is sight specific and international contemporary works of art and is available all year.

About the sculpture park

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From the installation Movimenti della Memoria by Fabrizio Plessi. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

The history

A/S Kistefos Træsliperi was established by consul Anders Sveaas in 1889. The wood pulp mill produced wood pulp used in the European paper industry.

More about the industrial museum and history

Katy Vandekerckhove:

Kistefos was really a jewel on earth with high level art in fantastic surroundings