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

In Conversation

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

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library

Tour

Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
In partnership with English Heritage

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

Gagosian director and art historian Richard Calvocoressi will lead a tour of the exhibition Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. Calvocoressi will take a look at postwar and contemporary masters of self-representation, anchoring the conversation to an important Rembrandt masterpiece included in the exhibition, Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665). The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact londontours@gagosian.com.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library

Giuseppe Penone: The Inner Life of Forms (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

Book Signing

Giuseppe Penone
The Inner Life of Forms

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 2:30pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
gagosianshop.com

Giuseppe Penone will sign copies of his newly released monograph, The Inner Life of Forms, published by Gagosian, which examines the artist’s more-than-forty-year career. To attend the free event, RSVP to penonemonograph@gagosian.com.

Giuseppe Penone: The Inner Life of Forms (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

Giuseppe Penone, Rovesciare i propri occhi (Reversing One’s Eyes), 1970 © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Paolo Mussat Sartor

In Conversation

Giuseppe Penone
Carlos Basualdo

Friday, November 9, 2018, 6pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art
www.philamuseum.org

Giuseppe Penone will discuss his life’s work and celebrate the publication of his new monograph, The Inner Life of Forms, with the book’s editor Carlos Basualdo, senior curator of contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event is free with museum admission. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Giuseppe Penone, Rovesciare i propri occhi (Reversing One’s Eyes), 1970 © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Paolo Mussat Sartor

Giuseppe Penone working on Cedro di Versailles (Cedar of Versailles) (2000–03) in Turin, 2000. Artwork © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: © Archivio Penone

In Conversation

Giuseppe Penone
Carlos Basualdo

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:30pm
The Greene Space, New York
www.thegreenespace.org

Giuseppe Penone will discuss his new monograph, The Inner Life of Forms, with the book’s editor Carlos Basualdo, senior curator of contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, at the Greene Space, New York. The talk—hosted by art critic Deborah Solomon—will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Watch live on Gagosian’s Facebook and YouTube.

Preceding the talk, Penone will sign copies of the monograph at the Gagosian Shop, New York, beginning at 2:30pm.

Giuseppe Penone working on Cedro di Versailles (Cedar of Versailles) (2000–03) in Turin, 2000. Artwork © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: © Archivio Penone

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

Public Installation

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

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Announcements

Photo: James Ewing

Honor

Giuseppe Penone

Brown University will bestow an honorary doctorate of fine arts to Giuseppe Penone for his work as a visual artist on Sunday, May 27, 2018, during its 250th commencement ceremony.

Photo: James Ewing

Rendering of Giuseppe Penone’s Leaves of Light (2017) © Giuseppe Penone

Commission

Giuseppe Penone

Unveiling November 11, 2017
Louvre Abu Dhabi
www.louvreabudhabi.ae

Giuseppe Penone’s Germination, a permanent site-specific commission for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, will be unveiled in the museum’s courtyard on November 11. The four-part installation reveals the artist’s fascination with the use of organic materials, such as trees, to highlight the connection between man, nature, and art. The central element of the installation is Leaves of Light, a vast bronze tree which interacts with Jean Nouvel’s architectural design through mirrors placed on its branches.

Rendering of Giuseppe Penone’s Leaves of Light (2017) © Giuseppe Penone

Photo: Manuel Lagos Cid/Getty Images

Award

Giuseppe Penone

The American Academy in Rome has announced that Giuseppe Penone will receive the prestigious 2017 McKim Medal on June 7. This is an annual prize that honors individuals whose work exemplifies creative and intellectual exchange and who have contributed significantly to the arts and humanities on an international level. Past recipients include Cy Twombly, Renzo Piano, Umberto Eco, Miuccia Prada, and Bernardo Bertolucci.

Photo: Manuel Lagos Cid/Getty Images

Museum Exhibitions

Yves Klein, Anthropométrie (ANT 84), 1960 © Succession Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo: Muriel Anssens/Ville de Nice

On View

Préhistoire, une énigme moderne

Through September 16, 2019
Centre Pompidou, Paris
www.centrepompidou.fr

This exhibition examines the link between prehistory and modern and contemporary art. It reveals that some of the most important artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been haunted by the question, What is prehistory? Work by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Giuseppe Penone, and Pablo Picasso is included.

Yves Klein, Anthropométrie (ANT 84), 1960 © Succession Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo: Muriel Anssens/Ville de Nice

Giuseppe Penone, Ripetere il bosco (To Repeat the Forest), 1969–97 © Giuseppe Penone/2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Archivio Penone

On View

Giuseppe Penone

Through June 28, 2020
Stiftung Saarländischer Kulturbesitz, Saarbrücken, Germany
www.kulturbesitz.de

Giuseppe Penone’s aesthetics are based on a dialogue with nature and its forces and revolve around the question of the limits of one’s own body and perception. Included in this eponymous exhibition is the multipart expansive sculpture Coteccia (1983), which is presented in Germany for the first time.

Giuseppe Penone, Ripetere il bosco (To Repeat the Forest), 1969–97 © Giuseppe Penone/2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Archivio Penone

Giuseppe Penone, Respirare l’ombra (To Breath the Shadow), 1999 (detail), Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Installation view at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino. Photo: Paolo Pellion

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Arte Povera
A Creative Revolution

May 17–August 16, 2018
State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
www.hermitagemuseum.org

Arte Povera emerged in the second half of the 1960s with a generation of Italian artists who challenged traditional painting and sculpture by embracing simple materials and techniques. The exhibition includes works by prominent members of the movement, as well as art that proceeded Arte Povera. Work by Lucio Fontana and Giuseppe Penone is included.

Giuseppe Penone, Respirare l’ombra (To Breath the Shadow), 1999 (detail), Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Installation view at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino. Photo: Paolo Pellion

Installation view, Giuseppe Penone: Des corps de pierre, Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France, September 9–November 26, 2017

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Giuseppe Penone
Des corps de pierre

September 9–November 26, 2017
Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
chateau-la-coste.com

A selection of works by Giuseppe Penone have been installed in the newly constructed art pavilion at Château La Coste, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. Large-scale bronze and marble works and works on paper are presented both inside and outside the gallery to create a dialogue between art, architecture, and nature.

Installation view, Giuseppe Penone: Des corps de pierre, Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France, September 9–November 26, 2017

Photo by Matteo Piazza

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Giuseppe Penone
Matrice

January 27–July 30, 2017
Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Rome
www.fendi.com

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, this unique display of works by Giuseppe Penone is on view in Rome’s grand Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana. The exhibition is Fendi’s first public presentation of contemporary art at the venue.

Photo by Matteo Piazza

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