From 7 November 2020 Voorlinden will be showing an overview of early and recent work by Giuseppe Penone (1947), based on a selection of his iconic works and space-filling installations. In his poetic oeuvre he shows us the close connection between man and nature.
7 November 2020 - 11 April 2021
Left: Giuseppe Penone, Rovesciare i propri occhi (To Reverse One’s Eyes), 1970
mirroring contact lenses, action by the artist. Right: Photo © Archivio Penone
©Giuseppe Penone, Biforcazione, 1991, detail, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2020.
For Giuseppe Penone (1947), nature – and trees in particular – can serve as both subject and material. In his sculptures, installations and drawings, leather and bronze turn into bark and annual rings are laid bare. With his poetic oeuvre, he makes us aware of the close connection between man and nature. The artist takes us along in his fascination with natural forms and growth processes. Even when standing in the middle of a museum room, surrounded by his work, you will imagine yourself closer to nature than ever before.