Sculpture, shape of an eye, placed in the river
Kistefos EA Tony Cragg Castor and Pollux 0025

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.

Kistefos EA Jeppe Hein Path of Silence 0072

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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Kistefos EA Oldenburg and Van Bruggen Tumbling Tacks 0014

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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Kistefos EA Elmgreen and Dragset Points of View Part211111

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.

Six new sculptures in 2019

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.


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

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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Guest, Sandra Machado:

Amazing!!! I love this place ❤ ❤ ❤

Map over the sculpture park

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