Haunch of Venison is delighted to announce its first collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Italian artist Giuseppe Penone. Penone will show new and recent works in wood and bronze as well as documentation relating to a series of ground-breaking projects made in 1968 and an installation of his extraordinary 'Skin of Graphite' drawings. This will be the largest exhibition of Penone's work to date in London.
Penone's work is concerned with perception, sculpture, and our relationship with nature. He is best known for his work using trees although he also uses bronze, clay and stone and uses traditional techniques such as casting or carving. Penone's work is held in important collections internationally, including Tate, London and MoMA, New York. Recent exhibitions include Venice Biennale (2007), Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan (2008), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2009) and MACs, Grand-Hornu, Belgium (2011). In 2010 Penone's work Ideas of Stone (2004-10) inaugurated Documenta 13, which will open in Kassel in 2012.
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