New season opens 4th May 2024

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Season opening May 4th

Welcome to a new season! Saturday, May 4th, we invite you to the season opening with a new exhibition, a new sculpture, sausages, and prosecco!

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Photo: Hurvin Anderson, Afrosheen, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Christen Sveaas’ Art Collection.All Rights Reserved, DACS_Artimage 2023.

Announcing next years’ program at Kistefos!

British artist Hurvin Anderson is this year's artist in The Twist with the critically acclaimed Salon Paintings exhibition. Nybruket gallery presents an immersive multi-channel video installation by the renowned Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist. Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé is this year's sculptor with a new work from the artist’s Guardians series to be unveiled in in the Wood Pulp Mill. The «Springbrett» project offers young curators and artworld professionals valuable museum experience at an international level.

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The Ball by Ilya Kabakov. Photo: Hans Haug, Visit Innlandet.

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The Twist. Photo: Kim Erlandsen.

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Energy-Matter-Space-Time by Petroc Sesti. Photo: Maria Sandvik.

Experience Kistefos outside season

The sculpture park is open all year round, also outside of season and normal opening hours. The sculptures change character and expression in step with their surroundings, which makes a visit to the sculpture park a beautiful experience, all year round.

Note that some of the artwork may be turned off or wrapped due to the cold.

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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

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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.

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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