Unveiled 18.9.2019

“Identity”
by Giuseppe Penone

Identity

  • Unveiled 18.9.2019
  • Materials Steel, aluminium and bronze
  • Dimensions 12 metres
  • Artist Giuseppe Penone

With its roots raised more than 12 metres up in the air, overlooking the river and the forest, the two-tree sculpture was commissioned on occasion of the opening of the new museum building.

Set on a mound near the museum-bridge, the work is unmistakably identifiable as by the Italian artist, yet it also represents a slight twist in his Oeuvre, as one tree dramatically carries the other, head down and roots in the air. A gentle nod to the architecture of the building, while also being made in direct response to the Kistefos.

Kistefos EA Guiseppe Penone Identity 92v2