Unveiled 18.9.2019

“Identity”
by Giuseppe Penone

Sculpture, two treas in from of a museum

Identity by Giuseppe Penone was comissioned for the opening of The Twist. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

Identity

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.

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Identity by Giuseppe Penone was comissioned for the opening of The Twist. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

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Identity by Giuseppe Penone. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.