ince the beginning of his career, Penone has constructed a discourse on sculpture based on a relationship with the plant world.
On the occasion of the personal exhibition at Mart, a number of new and significant works will be presented, reinterpretations of historical works shown in close relation with the museum spaces. Right from the entrance, architecture and sculpture intertwine, highlighting the characteristics of both: the expressiveness of the space and that of the matter, the experience of light and that of volume. In the centre of the Mart, a large bronze trunk climbs almost to the point of breaking the structure of the museum, while a marble almost twenty metres high marks the center of a layout in the spacious spaces of the second floor, which for the first time are presented as pure architecture free of any wall. All around grows an empathetic landscape made of bronze bark, anthropomorphic forms and gestures of plants, imprints of trees, marble veins, casts of soil.
What is thus offered to the public is the dense poetic vocabulary of an artist who has marked a crucial step in the history of art.