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INDUSTRY, SCULPTUREART

2022 season

30th April - 16th October
Tue - Sun: 10 - 17

Extended opening hours in July and August:
Mon: 10 - 17
Thur: 10 - 20
The sculpture park is always open

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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

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Photo: Benjamin Ward

Free guided tour this summer

This summer we offer free guided tours of the park on the weekends. Every Saturday and Sunday from 2 July to 14 August, you can take part in a 20-minute guided tour with one of our guides. Tours start at 11 and 13.

Variants, Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe, Variants, 2021 - ongoing. Scanned forest, real-time simulation, generative mutations and sounds, intelligent camera, environmental sensors, animals, plants, micro-organisms and materialized mutations: synthetic and biological material aggregate. Courtesy of the artist; Kistefos Museum; Hauser and Wirth, London. Photo: Ola Rindal © Pierre Huyghe.

Pierre Huyghe "Variants" has opened

As the 50th artwork to be included in the park, a site-specific new commission by French artist Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962, Paris) was opened on the 12th of June. The vast permanent work will be the artist's largest site-specific work to date and the most ambitious to ever be conceived for Kistefos.

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Photographer ; Kacper Kasprzyk LUNDLUND.COM Digi Tech ; Mike Merkenschlager ©Paulina Olowska

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Paulina Olowska - Her Hauntology at Kistefos, The Twist. Photo: Vegard Kleven ⓒ Paulina Olowska, Simon Lee Gallery, Pace Gallery, Foksal Gallery Foundation.

Paulina Olowska - Her Hauntology

In The Twist, Kistefos will present the first major survey in Scandanavia of artist Paulina Olowska (b. 1976, Gdansk, Poland), whose practice includes painting, sculpture, installation, and performance. The exhibition is on display from 30th April to 16th October.

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Do Ho Suh Berlin

Wielandstr. 18, 12159 Berlin, Germany – 3 Corridors, 2011, Polyester fabric and stainless steel armature. Courtesy private collection. © Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh

Nybruket Gallery will present an exhibition of works by South Korean artist Do Ho Suh, comprising a lifesize installation of the artist's colourful hub series together with film and large-scale wall-works. The exhibition is on display from 30th April to 16th October.

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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.

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Katy Vandekerckhove:

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