2020-season opens 24th of may to 11th October. Explore famous architecture alongside historical industry and art exhibitions, set in a stunning sculpture park.

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February 25, 2020
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All of Nature Flows Through Us by Marc Quinn. Photo: Lena Brune.

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The Twist. Photo: Kim Erlandsen.

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Detail from Tumbling Tacks by pioneers of pop-art Oldenburg and van Bruggen. Photo: Visit Innlandet, Ian Brodie.

Kistefos in winterseason

Next season opens from May 24th to October to 11th 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.

About the sculpture park

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Points of View - Part 2 by Elmgreen & Dragset. The sculpture was commissioned for the opening of The Twist. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

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The Twist has been named the most beautiful museum of the year and is referred to as a "must-see" destination. Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu.

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The Twist interior. 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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Points of View - Part 1 by Elmgreen & Dragset. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

Sculptor 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.

About the Sculpture park

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Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore / Shanghai, Victoria Miro, London / Venice

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Shine of Life ©YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore / Shanghai, Victoria Miro, London / Venice. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

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Detail from Shine of Life ©YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore / Shanghai, Victoria Miro, London / Venice. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

New sculpture by Yayoi Kusama

The official unveiling of the sculpture Shine of Life by Yayoi Kusama took place at the opening of the season in May 2019.

Sculpture of the year 2019

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Entrance to the installation Silent Studio by Mark Manders. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

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From the installation Silent Studio by Mark Manders. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

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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The Horse by Kristin Günther. At display in the Industrial Museum. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

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

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

The history of Kistefos

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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