Giuseppe Penone sculptures, @rijksmuseum gardens
A bronze tree carrying a solid block of granite between its branches, a tree trunk with water gushing out of it, and images drawn from the artist’s own forehead are among the enigmatic works of Giuseppe Penone.
This summer, the annual sculpture display in the Rijksmuseum’s gardens is dedicated to Italian artist Giuseppe Penone (Garessio, 1947). It will be the first time that, in addition to a number of earlier iconic works, new work by the artist will be shown, such as ‘Vene di pietra tra i rami’ (‘Stone veins between branches’, 2015).
Also a twelve meter wide screen consisting of two back-to-back mounted artworks in the Rijksmuseum’s Atrium is a world premiere: ‘Spine d’acacia’ (‘Acacia Thorns’, 2016) and Pelle di grafite-fronte (Graphite Skin, 2016), based on images drawn from the surface of Penone’s own forehead.
The exhibition is on view from 10 June to 2 October 2016 in the Rijksmuseum’s gardens. Entrance is free.