2024: 04. May - 13. Oct

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Photo: Hans Haug, Visit Øst-Norge

Join a drop-in guided tour

This summer Kistefos is offering drop-in guided tours with one of our knowledgeable guides, every day from 1 July to 4 August. The tour is called "Best of Kistefos" and gives you an introduction to Kistefos' history, The Twist and this year's exhibition, as well as selected highlights in the sculpture park.

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Hurvin Anderson: Salon Paintings

Kistefos is delighted to announce the first solo exhibition in the Nordic countries of paintings and drawings by acclaimed British artist Hurvin Anderson. Salon Paintings surveys Anderson’s celebrated Barbershop Series, from the earliest Barbershop paintings and related Studio Drawings he made in 2006, through to new paintings on view for the first time with which the series culminates.

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Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist - (y)our lungs sound in an infinite forest

Kistefos is thrilled to present an immersive multi-channel video installation by the renowned Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962) in Nybruket Gallery. Through large video projections and digital manipulation, she has developed immersive installations that draw life from slow caressing showers of vivid colour tones.

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Current exhibition

Has My Place Forgotten Me?

14. June – 13. October 2024

Through the "Springbrett" project, young curators are offered an opportunity to exhibit at Kistefos. Through an OPEN CALL, curators aged 21-35 were invited to submit their exhibition concepts based on…

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The Guardian

The Guardian av Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Vegard Kleven.


Bench by Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Vegard Kleven.

Tatiana Trouvé is the Sculptor of the Year!

It is a pleasure to be able to announce the French-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé (b. 1968 in Cosenza, Italy) as the sculptor of the year at Kistefos. For the season opening, Trouvé has created two site-specific works, which will be displayed in the historical Wood Pulp Mill.

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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.

Variants by Pierre Huyghe

Variants by Pierre Huyghe is now open for the season. The artwork is located on a previously inaccessible island and may be closed at short notice in case of rain or high water levels in the river. If you are visiting us specifically for Variants, we recommend contacting us in advance to ensure the artwork is open.

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Photo: Ida Golberg

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'Energy-Matter-Space-Time' by Petroc Sesti was unveiled in 2006. 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 Botero 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.

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Photo: Hans Haug, Visit Øst-Norge

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