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Giuseppe Penone
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 4pm
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
www.castellodirivoli.org

Giuseppe Penone will speak with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, director of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy, about his fifty-year career and his recent monograph The Inner Life of Forms, edited by Carlos Basualdo and published  by Gagosian. The event is free with museum admission.

Giuseppe Penone with Spazio di luce (Space of Light) (2008) in his studio, Turin, Italy, 2016. Photo: Angela Moore

Giuseppe Penone with Spazio di luce (Space of Light) (2008) in his studio, Turin, Italy, 2016. Photo: Angela Moore

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Giuseppe Penone in his studio, Turin, Italy, 2016. Photo: Angela Moore

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