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The Garden of Fluid Sculptures by Penone

All opening days of the Reggia.

In the Garden of Fluid Sculptures by the contemporary art master Giuseppe Penone bronze trees, fountains and groves extend over an area of three hectares.

The Garden of Fluid Sculptures (2003-2007) is made up of fourteen works that provide an original re-interpretation of the Baroque Garden.

The unique outline of the Lower Park of the Venaria and the centuries-old history of these gardens were the main inspiration for Giuseppe Penone. His project extends across almost five hectares of land adjacent to the Reggia, divided into specific sections.

The elevated ancient Lower Park, destroyed in the early 18th century, was built anew to house the Reggia’s technological utility plants underground. Penone’s project aimed to recreate the complexity of the 17th century garden where vegetal elements entwined with a vast number of sculptures and fountains that had completely disappeared: here lies the most original feature of the Gardens of Venaria.

In 2019 Master Giuseppe Penone has completed his Garden of Fluid Sculptures with a new installation, Anafora, in the seven caves of the great Muro Castellamontiano. The inscriptions engraved on the marble overlook the great works that make up the Garden of Fluid Sculptures and testify, emphasize and repeat the contents of the previous work.

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The project was developed in collaboration with Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.

Where
Lower Park
When
All opening days. Check them on Opening Hours page.

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