Famous architecture alongside historical industry and art exhibitions, set in a stunning sculpture park.

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January 18, 2020

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Kistefos in winterseason

New season opens May 24th to October 4th 2020, with new exhibitions in both The Twist Gallery and Nybruket Gallery, new sculptures, the industrial museum and all our facilities. Meanwhile, you are most welcome to enjoy our sculpture park in winter costume!

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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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New installation by Mark Manders

A new permanent installation by Mark Manders - Silent Studio - has opened in the old Stone House.

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Hodgkin and Creed - Inside Out

The inaugural exhibition at The Twist ‘Hodgkin and Creed - Inside Out’ (18 September - 17 November) pairs Howard Hodgkin with Martin Creed and features important works from public and private collections including the Christen Sveaas Art Collection.

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Our history

The Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park was founded in 1996. It occupies the site of the old wood-pulp mill founded 1889. The old factory now houses an industrial museum which hosts annual, shifting exhibitions.

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New sculpture by Yayoi Kusama

Official unveiling of the sculpture “Shine of Life” by Yayoi Kusama at the opening of the season in May.

Sculpture of the year

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Sculptor park of international standing

The scenic Kistefos 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.

About the Sculpture park