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Giuseppe Penone
A Tree in the Wood

May 26, 2018–April 28, 2019
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK
www.ysp.ork.uk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park will present an extensive new exhibition by Giuseppe Penone which aims to trace his evolving and deeply thoughtful investigation of sculpture’s intimate connections to the organic world. Works drawn from five decades of his career, from the late 1960s to the present day will be on display, including the thirteen-meter-high Vene di pietra tra i rami (2015), which has never been previously exhibited in the UK.

Giuseppe Penone, Alpi Marittime – Continuerà a crescere tranne che in quel punto (Maritime Alps – It Will Continue to Grow except at That Point), 1968–2003 © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Giuseppe Penone, Alpi Marittime – Continuerà a crescere tranne che in quel punto (Maritime Alps – It Will Continue to Grow except at That Point), 1968–2003 © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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Giuseppe Penone, The Inner Flow of Life, 2022 © Giuseppe Penone/2024 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Örjan Furberg, courtesy Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation

Honor

Giuseppe Penone
Årets Konstnär 2024

Giuseppe Penone has been named 2024’s Artist of the Year by Prinsessan Estelles Kulturstiftelse (preks), a foundation established in 2019 by Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and named for their daughter, Princess Estelle, with the mission of promoting cultural activities in the country. Every year, the chosen artist is invited to create a monumental, site-specific work to be permanently installed within Prinsessan Estelles Skulpturpark, a sculpture park at Royal Djurgården in Stockholm. Penone’s sculpture, The Inner Flow of Life (2022), will be unveiled on May 30, 2024.

Giuseppe Penone, The Inner Flow of Life, 2022 © Giuseppe Penone/2024 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Örjan Furberg, courtesy Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation

Giuseppe Penone, La logica del vegetale – Metamorfosi (Vegetal Logic – Metamorphosis), 2024, installation view, AlUla, Saudi Arabia © Giuseppe Penone/2024 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Public Installation

Giuseppe Penone
Desert X AlUla 2024

February 9–March 23, 2024
AlUla, Saudi Arabia
desertx.org

Giuseppe Penone’s sculpture La logica del vegetale – Metamorfosi (Vegetal Logic – Metamorphosis) (2024) is installed in an ancient desert canyon in the Arabian Peninsula as part of Desert X AlUla 2024. The 17-meter-tall (almost 56-foot-tall) cast bronze chestnut tree lies on its side with gnarled roots exposed, surrounded by pieces of fossilized trees, revealing the interdependence between sculpture and nature across geological timeThis is the third edition of Desert X AlUla, a collaboration between Desert X and the Royal Commission for AlUla established to advance new cultural dialogue through art. Curated by Maya El Khalil and Marcello Dantas, the selection of works explores the theme “In the Presence of Absence” and asks the question “What cannot be seen?”

Giuseppe Penone, La logica del vegetale – Metamorfosi (Vegetal Logic – Metamorphosis), 2024, installation view, AlUla, Saudi Arabia © Giuseppe Penone/2024 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Giuseppe Penone, Impronte di luce (Imprints of Light), 2023 © Giuseppe Penone/2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Thomas Lannes

In Conversation

Giuseppe Penone
Hala Wardé

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 6:30pm
Gagosian, 4 rue de Ponthieu, Paris

Please join Gagosian for a conversation between Giuseppe Penone and architect Hala Wardé inside Impronte di luce / Empreintes de lumière, an exhibition of new paintings by the artist inspired by his experience of Le Corbusier’s Couvent Sainte-Marie de La Tourette in Éveux, France. The longtime friends will discuss Penone’s latest body of work and their most recent collaboration for Louvre Abu Dhabi, where Wardé was partner architect and Penone was one of two artists commissioned to create site-specific permanent installations. They will also consider the creative exploration of space, form, and material inherent to both art and architecture, shedding light on the fascinating intersections that shape their collaborative efforts. The conversation will be conducted in French.

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Giuseppe Penone, Impronte di luce (Imprints of Light), 2023 © Giuseppe Penone/2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Detail from Roy Lichtenstein’s Bauhaus Stairway Mural (1989), on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Summer 2024

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2024

The Summer 2024 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail of Roy Lichtenstein’s Bauhaus Stairway Mural (1989) on the cover.

Film still from Nan Goldin's "Sisters Saints Sibyls" video art features a child wearing a mask

Nan Goldin: Sisters, Saints, Sibyls

Michael Cary explores the history behind, and power within, Nan Goldin’s video triptych Sisters, Saints, Sibyls. The work will be on view at the former Welsh chapel at 83 Charing Cross Road, London, as part of Gagosian Open, from May 30 to June 23, 2024.

Jane Fonda wearing a white suit and speaking at a podium at the Art for a Safe and Healthy California benefit launch

Jane Fonda: On Art for a Safe and Healthy California

Art for a Safe and Healthy California is a benefit exhibition and auction jointly presented by Jane Fonda, Gagosian, and Christie’s to support the Campaign for a Safe and Healthy California. Here, Fonda speaks with Gagosian Quarterly’s Gillian Jakab about bridging culture and activism, the stakes and goals of the campaign, and the artworks featured in the exhibition.

Rick Lowe's painting "Diplopia" from 2023, it is acrylic and paper collage on canvas

Notes to Selves, Trains of Thought

Dieter Roelstraete, curator at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago and coeditor of a recent monograph on Rick Lowe, writes on Lowe’s journey from painting to community-based projects and back again in this essay from the publication. At the Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice, during the 60th Biennale di Venezia, Lowe will exhibit new paintings that develop his recent motifs to further explore the arch in architecture.

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Maurizio Cattelan: Sunday Painter

Curated by Francesco Bonami, Sunday is the first solo presentation of new work by Maurizio Cattelan in New York in over twenty years. Here, Bonami asks us to consider Cattelan as a political artist, detailing the potent and clear observations at the core of these works.

Black and white portrait of the late artist Frank Stella

Frank Stella

In celebration of the life and work of Frank Stella, the Quarterly shares the artist’s last interview from our Summer 2024 issue. Stella spoke with art historian Megan Kincaid about friendship, formalism, and physicality.

Black and white portrait of Jacques Lacan wearing a pinstripe suit and smoking a cigarette

Lacan, the exhibition

On the heels of finishing a new novel, Scaffolding, that revolves around a Lacanian analyst, Lauren Elkin traveled to Metz, France, to take in Lacan, the exhibition. When art meets psychoanalysis at the Centre Pompidou satellite in that city. Here she reckons with the scale and intellectual rigor of the exhibition, teasing out the connections between the art on view and the philosophy of Jacques Lacan.

artwork by Jim Shaw of a person holding a cat and a chicken inside a cage, with evil sea creatures surrounding them

Jim Shaw: A–Z

Charlie Fox takes a whirlwind trip through the Jim Shaw universe, traveling along the letters of the alphabet.

portrait of Marcantonio Brandolini D’Adda's profile, the sun is illuminating him from behind

Laguna~B

An interview with Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda, artist, designer, and CEO and art director of the Venice-based glassware company Laguna~B.

Highlights: Salone del Mobile Milano 2024

Highlights: Salone del Mobile Milano 2024

This year’s Salone del Mobile Milano brought together a range of installations, debuts, and collaborations from across the worlds of design, fashion, and architecture. We present a selection of these projects.

Richard Armstrong; color photograph

Richard Armstrong

Richard Armstrong, director emeritus of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, joins the Quarterly’s Alison McDonald to discuss his election to the board of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, as well as the changing priorities and strategies of museums, foundations, and curators. He reflects on his various roles within museums and recounts his first meeting with Frankenthaler.

Willem De Kooning in his studio in East Hampton, New York. He is surrounded by bowls of different colored paints

Willem de Kooning and Italy

In tandem with the 60th Biennale di Venezia, the city’s Gallerie dell’Accademia is featuring the exhibition Willem de Kooning and Italy, an in-depth examination of the artist’s time in Italy and of the influence of that experience on his work. On September 20 of last year, the curators of the exhibition, the American Gary Garrels and the Italian Mario Codognato, engaged in a lengthy conversation about the exhibition for a press conference at the museum. An edited transcript of that conversation is published below for the first time.