Activities 2024

Artist talk 29 May

On Wednesday 29 May, the day before the inauguration, an artist talk between Giuseppe Penone and Chief Curator Gitte Ørskou will be held at Moderna Museet. The conversation starts at 4:00 PM and will be conducted in Italian and English. The number of seats is limited, see more information and purchase tickets on the Moderna Museet’s website.

Inauguration 30 May

The fifth permanent installation in Princess Estelle’s Sculpture Park, Giuseppe Penone’s The Inner Flow of Life, will be inaugurated on May 30 at 1:00 p.m. by H.R.H. Prince Daniel. The sculpture is installed between Israel af Ströms väg and Rosendalsvägen, see map.

Speakers will be

H.R.H. Prince Daniel

Minister of Culture Parisa Liljestrand

Italian Ambassador Michele Pala

The Foundation’s Managing Director Sara Sandström

Årets konstnär Giuseppe Penone

Host of the day is Jessika Gedin, and a musical piece dedicated to this year’s sculpture will be performed by composer Daniel Bengtson.

Warmly welcome!

Guided tour / introduction

Throughout the activity period from 31 May to 1 September, free guided tours/introductions in Swedish or English will be offered daily at 1:00 PM. Meet at the PREKS information kiosk on the south side of Folke Bernadotte’s bridge.

There are also audio guides available for the sculpture park. This year’s work is presented in Italian by Giuseppe Penone himself. The Swedish and English versions are narrated by the actor Rolf Lassgård.

The audio guides are available on the PREKS website.

The National Sports Museum and Konsthall 16

Welcome to participate in art orientation on Djurgården, filled with movement and playfulness for the whole family!

On 30 May, we open for art orientation in the Museum Park and Princess Estelle’s Sculpture Park where the orientation checkpoints are sculptures and artistic objects. With a map in hand, you search for answers about eight sculptures and objects. Everyone in the family can join, and the walk takes about 15–20 minutes, ending at the National Sports Museum. Diplomas will be distributed at the end, with a focus on the joy of movement and exploration.

Sweden’s National Sports Museum on the web

Magical Places – Forest baths and storytelling on 5 June

Please note: this activity is held in Swedish.

On 5 June at 5:00 PM, the Ethnographic Museum is organizing a walk with elements of mythology, mystical beings, and art.

Tickets and more information are available on the Ethnographic Museum’s website.

Drop-in workshop for all families with children

Please note: this activity is held in Swedish.

This year’s workshop at the National Museum of Science and Technology is a daily drop-in for all families with children in their brand new exhibition, “The Forest.” We start from the artistic aspect of this year’s sculpture and let children, along with adults, explore wood as a material. The workshop consists of three missions: Explore, Build, and Act!

Explore – Participants receive task cards with simple exercises such as hugging a tree, counting tree rings, or listening to the ground.

Build – Here, participants build houses for animals, wooden sculptures, or something more challenging like a large dome.

Act! – Here, children get to express their opinions. Who really owns the forest? Is it the fox, the forest owner, the trees, or someone else?

The missions are tailored for children from 2 years old to approximately 6 years old but are also suitable for the whole family.

More information will be published shortly on the National Museum of Science and Technology’s website.

Nature Walk in the Sculpture Park

Please note: this activity is held in Swedish.

The Swedish Museum of Natural History is organizing a nature walk in Princess Estelle’s Sculpture Park focusing on trees, insects, and mushrooms. More information and dates will be published shortly.

The Swedish Museum of Natural History on the web


Special event at the Italian Cultural Institute 28 May

On Tuesday 28 May, the Italian Cultural Institute organized a special event about Giuseppe Penone’s art. In addition to the artist himself and the Institute’s Director Francesco Di Lella, Ambassador Michele Pala and PREKS Managing Director Sara Sandström were speakers. During the evening, Penone’s exhibition “Trascrizione musicale della struttura degli alberi” (Musical Transcription of the Structure of Trees) was inaugurated, and will be displayed at the Institute from May 28 to September 30. Music was performed on saxophone by Jörgen Pettersson.

On 20 August, the Italian Cultural Institute will screen the documentary film Memoria dei fluidi about Giuseppe Penone. More information will follow.

Symposium 5 September

Please note: this activity is held in Swedish.

Based on Giuseppe Penone’s artistic practice and the sculpture The Inner Flow of Life, the National Museum is organizing a symposium on September 5th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The symposium will feature lectures by Aleksandra Holmlund (forester and expert on biodiversity), David Thurfjell (religious historian), Jenny Andersson (geologist), and Carl-Johan Olsson (curator at the National Museum). Following the lectures, a documentary film about the sculpture project “The Inner Flow of Life” will be screened. The film is produced by Palle Lindqvist on behalf of PREKS.

More information will be provided soon.

The Swedish National Museum on the web

Lecture at Bildmuseet Umeå on 22 September

Please note: this activity is held in Swedish.

On Sunday, September 22nd at 2:00 PM, PREKS Executive Director Sara Sandström will lecture on Giuseppe Penone and the human relationship with nature. The lecture is presented in conjunction with Bildmuseet’s exhibition “Åtta grader / Samtida konst om skogen” (Eight Degrees / Contemporary Art on the Forest).

More information about the exhibition is available on Bildmuseet’s website.

Stockholm School of Economics

Please note: this activity is held in Swedish.

During the autumn, short films by Giuseppe Penone will be shown at the Stockholm School of Economics premises.

Stockholm School of Economics on the web

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