From 12 October 2021 to 23 January 2022
The National Library of France welcomes Giuseppe Penone, whose work questions, with force and poetry, the links between man and nature. Penone has produced "Pensieri e linfa" ("Sap and thought") for the occasion, a spectacular installation designed from a huge tree trunk around which a text written by the artist is wrapped. Alongside this emblematic work, unpublished and monumental pieces stand alongside drawings, photographs, bibliophile books and artists’ books, as well as a series of 18 engravings recently created by the artist, who donated them to the Library. An invitation to stroll through a work that questions the notions of trace, time and memory.
Giuseppe Penone, Pensieri e linfa ("Sève et pensée")
© Adagp, Paris, 2021
Photo © Archivio Penone