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

Welcome to Kistefos

INDUSTRY SCULPTURE ART

Opening hours

April 6, 2020
Closed

Map of the park

Navigate the sculpture park 
with our interactive map

Regarding the Corona-situation

Dear guest. Kistefos is now off-season. The sculpture park will be open to those who want to take a walk in the fresh air, but we encourage everyone to be careful and follow the advice from the Norwegian authorities, which includes traveling as little as possible, and to keep at least two meter distance to others.

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Scat Skat Skatt by Tony Oursler. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

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Detail from Points of View - Part 1 by Elmgreen & Dragseth. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

Six new sculptures in 2019

Elmgreen & Dragset, Tony Oursler, Giuseppe Penone, Mark Manders and Yayoi Kusama have all contributed to the latest expansion of the sculpture park.

Get to know the newcomers

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On behalf of The Twist, Maria Sandvik from Kistefos, accepts the LCD Berlin Leading Culture Destinations of the Year award for Best Architecture. Photo: Mike Auerbach © LCD Berlin

The Oscars for Museums goes to The Twist

The Twist at Kistefos in Norway wins Leading Culture Destinations Award for Best Architecture 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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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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Portrait of Kusama kopi

©YAYOI KUSAMA

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.

Sculpture of the year 2019

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

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Katy Vandekerckhove:

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