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Trees are “not a subject but much more”—the best art exhibitions this month

From Dulwich Gallery to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 26th May to 28th April 2019

In the planning for many years, this is a significant tribute to a major Italian artist too little known in Britain. And there could be nowhere better than the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with its specimen trees and rolling hills. Penone, born in 1947 in Piedmont, describes trees as “not a subject but much more, they are the substance itself of my work.” Whether his medium is bronze, clay, marble, photography, large drawings constructed from acacia…

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