To celebrate the opening of the Cerruti Collection to the public, Castello di Rivoli initiates a program to present contemporary works of art that pay homage to this extraordinary collection. The first chapter in this series inaugurates with artworks by Giulio Paolini and Giuseppe Penone among others. The works of Lothar Baumgarten, Maurizio Cattelan, Niele Toroni, Adrián Villar Rojas and Lawrence Weiner will be presented in future chapters, in an organic process that creates a dialog between different times and places.
“Giuseppe Penone - Grenoble Ripetere il Bosco” features twenty works at the Saarlandmuseum – Moderne Galerie in Saarbrücken, Germany. The exhibition explores Penone’s ideas on nature and its forces while showcasing the artist’s broad range of techniques and materials.
Giuseppe Penone presents his extensive new exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park's Underground Gallery. Works drawn from the past five decades of Penone’s career, including many never shown in the UK, trace his evolving and thoughtful consideration of humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural world. His poetic practice addresses themes around the body, nature, time, touch and memory, played out across different materials from stone, acacia thorns and graphite, to thousands of laurel leaves.
The work of Giuseppe Penone will be the subject of the first exhibition of contemporary art at the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Fendi’s headquarters.
The exhibition, titled Matrice will include some of Penone’s older works such as Soffio di Foglie, a huge pile of leaves on which the artist has left an imprint of his body, Abete, Ripetere II Bosco, and Spine d’Acacia, made entirely of thorns and which resembles the lines of the artist’s mouth. There will also be two new pieces, including a 30m-long horizontal sculpture, formed from a tree that has been excavated and the interior filled with a bronze mold, and which will occupy an entire wing of the building. The outside space will feature a momentous sculpture of two bronze and marble trees.
The City of London’s annual public art program, "Sculpture in the City", places contemporary art works in unexpected locations, providing a visual juxtaposition to the capital’s insurance district.
This year’s edition, the largest to date, will showcase 15 works ranging considerably in scale and will include William Kentridge, in collaboration with Gerhard Marx, and Giuseppe Penone.
Kentridge and Marx will present Fire Walker (2009) on Bishopsgate while Penone will be showing Idee di Pietra – 1372 KG di Luce (2010) in front of Norman Foster’s the Gherkin, St Mary Axe.