Giuseppe Penone

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Long related to Arte Povera, Penone’s work retains its own distinctive character incorporating binary meanings related to the natural world and the notion of living sculpture.

Giuseppe Penone was born in Garessio, Italy in 1947. Long related to developments in sculpture in the 60s and 70s, and to Arte Povera, Penone’s work retains its own distinctive character incorporating binary meanings related to the natural world and the notion of living sculpture.  Penone’s interest in the space between the hand and the touched surface that becomes sculpture and drawing, between imprint and sight, gesture and action, has been sustained throughout his body of work.  

Giuseppe Penone’s recent solo exhibitions have been at the Palais d'léna - CESE, Paris, France (2019); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK (2018); Chateau La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade (2017); Palazzo della Civilità, Rome (2017); Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE (2017); MART, Rovereto (2016); Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2016); Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2015); Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland (2015);  the Beirut Art Center, Lebanon (2014); the Musée de Grenoble, France (2014); the Château de Versailles, France (2013); Kunstmuseum Winterthur (2013); Madison Square Park, New York (2013) and Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013).

Penone recently received the McKim Medal (2017) and the prestigious Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for Sculpture in 2014. Giuseppe Penone has exhibited at Documenta V (1972), VII (1982), VIII (1987) and XIII (2012) and at the Venice Biennale in 2007, 1995, 1986, 1980, and 1978.

Long related to Arte Povera, Penone’s work retains its own distinctive character incorporating binary meanings related to the natural world and the notion of living sculpture.

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Accordion book stretched open. The far left is a print of a face yawning, the middle portrays to lines of wood against hide, and the far right ends with a circular line drawing.

Giuseppe Penone

Matrice di linfa
Canvas clothbound box with embossed seal and hot gilding, leporello; 11 color inkjet pigment prints on photo rag Hahnemühle paper (220gr) with 2 charcoal pigment prints on Japanese paper (Inbe, 44gr) **This...
Brown fabric catalogue cover, titled From Arte Povera Giulio Paolini Giuseppe Penone Luciano Fabro

From Arte Povera

Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Luciano Fabro
This catalogue is a record of three consecutive solo exhibitions held at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York from January through June 2015 of work by Arte Povera artists Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone,...

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