Penser le Présent avec Giuseppe Penone et Laurent Busine

Thursday 24 February 2022

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Amphithéâtre des Loges

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris


Giuseppe Penone is one of the most important contemporary sculptors and is internationally recognized. Born in 1947 in Italy, he is part of the Arte Povera movement.
He taught for more than 20 years as a studio head at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
He represented Italy at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and invested the park of the Château de Versailles with monumental sculptures in 2013.
He is exhibiting until January 2022 at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.


Laurent Busine was director of exhibitions at the Palais des Beaux-arts de Charleroi from 1983 to 2002, when he became director of the Musée des Arts Contemporains du Grand-Hornu (Belgium), which he founded until 2016. He was also a lecturer in Museology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Curator of numerous exhibitions in the places he directed, he realized a first exhibition of Giuseppe Penone in 1987. Author of numerous publications in the field of contemporary art history and of some literary fictions.


They dialogue on the occasion of the publication of Respirer l'ombre (Breathing in the Shadows) by the Editions des Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Reading of texts by the artist by the actress Anne Consigny. A signature is proposed at the end of the meeting.

This fascinating work brings together all of Giuseppe Penone's writings and allows us to better understand his work and his personality. The edition is expanded with the artist's latest contributions, a hundred sketches, notes and unpublished drawings.


Penser le Présent is produced with the support of Société Générale.




A health pass and a mask must be worn.