Sculpture

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Pierre Huyghe, Variants, 2021
Courtesy of the artist; Hauser and Wirth, London; Kistefos
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© Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe is the artist of the year 2022

As the 50th artwork to be included in the park, a new site-specific work by French artist Pierre Huyghe (b.1962, Paris) will be unveiled on June 12th. Titled Second Law, the vast permanent work will be the artist's largest site-specific work to date and the most ambitious to ever be conceived for Kistefos.

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Portrait of Ida Ekblad in front of A DEADLY SLUMBER OF ALL FORCES (2021). Photo: Jacqueline Landvik, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Peder Lund.

August 2021: New monumental sculpture by Ida Ekblad

Ida Ekblad is one of Norway's most renowned contemporary artists and we are proud to present a new site-specific work by til artist in the sculpture park. The work, A DEADLY SLUMBER OF ALL FORCES, is located in the terrain outside The Twist at the artist's own request. The sculpture is a monumental hand-painted sculpture and the largest and most important sculptural work of the artist to date.

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Photo: Vegard Kleven

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Lawrence Weiner. Photo: Robin Martin

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August 2020: Lawrece Weiner

Weiner visited Kistefos in the winter of 2016 and prepared four new texts, especially for Kistefos. His text-based work is installed on 2 façades of the Kistefoss II waterworks and is a direct response to Kistefos’ rich industrial history.

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Photo: Vegard Kleven

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May 2021: Carol Bove is the sculptor of the year

American artist Carol Bove (b. 1971) has made a monumental, site-specific work for Kistefos that was unveiled at the museum's season-opening on 23rd May. The work PASANASAP is made from steel, the artist's favoured material of recent years, and is indicative of her signature form and style.

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Shine-of-Life-Yayoi-Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, Shine of Life, 2019. Kistefos. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai and Victoria Miro, London/Venice. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Photo: Einar Aslaksen

May 2019: Yayoi Kusama - Shine of Life

Yayoi Kusama was the main sculptor in 2019. Her work Shine of Life was officially unveiled at the opening of the park in May 2019. Rising from the water inlet of the mill, this work’s swirling tentacles are a monumental example of Kusama’s obsession with pattern and color.

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

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From the installation Silent Studio by Mark Manders - one of five new artworks at Kistefos in 2019. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

2019: Six new sculptures

In 2019, the park expanded with as much as six new permanent sculptures! Get to know the park's newcomers made by Yayoi Kusama, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tony Oursler, Giuseppe Penone and Mark Manders.

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Castor & Pullox is one of four Tony Cragg-artworks at Kistefos. It tells the story about the twins Castor and Pollux from Roman mythology, who were immortalized and united in the sky as two stars. 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.

Tony Cragg Articulated Column

Articulated Column is one of four sculptures by Tony Cragg. This one was unveiled in 2001. Photo: Frederic Boudin

Sculpture park of international standing

The scenic Kistefos Sculpture Park has an impressive collection of works by internationally renowned contemporary artists including Yayoi Kusama, Tony Cragg, Claes Oldenburg, Anish Kapoor, Olafur Eliasson, Fernando Bottero and Elmgreen & Dragset.

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Detail from Tumbling Tacks by Oldenburg and van Bruggen. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

Overview of the sculptures

The sculpture park contains 46 sculptures. The works range from the monumental to the unobtrusive, the profound to the playful.

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Amazing!!! I love this place ❤ ❤ ❤

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