Tony Cragg at Kistefos, Jevnaker, Norway
The exhibition Material in Mind in Kistefos is the first major survey exhibition in Norway of works by Tony Cragg. The exhibition in Kistefos' The Twist will comprise over 20 sculptures including key works from the Christen Sveaas’ Art Foundation and Collection.
From the small scale to the monumental, Cragg’s prolific practice is the outcome of a constantly questioning and experimental symbiotic process of thought and making, which always starts with drawing. With the support of his studio, Cragg makes his sculptures by hand, each evolution of thought taking form and inspiring the next.
The presentation spans the artists prolific 5-decade career; from early found object ‘assemblage’ works inspired by the Arte Povera movement and ‘readymades’, to the technically sophisticated sculptures created in recent years. The artist works in bronze, steel, aluminium, wood, plastic, glass and wax – pushing and challenging the possibilities of these materials. Lauded as one of the world’s most accomplished sculptors, Cragg’s practice is fueled by a lifelong fascination of geology, landscape and relations to natural history.