Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone (Italian, b. 1947) is an Italian sculptor and conceptual artist who is the younger member of the Italian movement named Arte Povera. He created his earliest works in a forest outside Garessio in 1968. The link between man, nature and time has existed as a constant motif in Penone’s art since the late 1960s. The physical world has often been the point of departure for Penone, resulting in metaphorical correspondences between creation and the act of breath, for instance-the gesture, the trace, the space of breathing, the imprint of the eye or the hand, or the juncture of nature and the human body, as in the unity between the tree and the ‘vertebrae’ of life.

The jewellery project “Foglia” in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani is part of the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

 

Public collections

MoMA, New York; Tate Britain, London; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool; Musée d´Art Moderne Bruxelles; Fondation pour L’art Contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France; National Gallery of Canada – Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, Canada; Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Brazil; Collection Lambert, Avignon; Collection Lambert, Avignon; FRAC – Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; FRAC – Bretagne, Châteaugiron; MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain, Marseille; Carré d´art – Musée d´art contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes ; Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris – MAM/ARC, Paris; Centre Pompidou – Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris; Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasbourg; FRAC – Rhône-Alpes; IAC – Institute d`art contemporain, Villeurbanne; ALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg; ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Karlsruh Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar – Neues Museum, Weimar; Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples; Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina – MADRE, Naples; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia; MART- Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy; Museo d´arte contemporanea Castello di Rivoli, Turin; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art – Kanazawa, Kanazawa; MOMAT The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Kröller-Müller museum, Otterlo; Museum De Pont, Tilburg; Berardo Museum – Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon; CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthu ; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds.