Inuaguration and Program – SculptureMotion at The Wanås Foundation

The Wanås Foundation invites to the opening and inauguration of SculptureMotion on Sunday, May 7. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Dilsa Demirbag-Sten, director of Berättarministeriet. SculptureMotion brings together works that examine sculpture and movement and sculpture that invites action both swift and still. Participating artists are Carolina Falkholt (SE), William Forsythe (USA), Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (DK), Sonia Khurana (IN), Éva Mag (SE) and Mammalian Diving Reflex (CAN/DE). One of the world’s foremost choreographers, William Forsythe, presents his choreographic objects in Sweden for the first time. The exhibition program includes a Walk & Talk with William Forsythe, a performance weekend with artist group Mammalian Diving Reflex and Sonia Khurana, and choreographer Maria Hassabi, who is also part of this year’s documenta. Exhibition period: May 7 – November 5 2017. Opening: May 7, 2017, inauguration at 1pm.

William Forsythe, Alignigung, 2016. Video, color, sound, 15.50 min. Performers: Riley Watts, Rauf "Rubberlegs" Yasit. Installation at Wanås Konst 2017. Photo: Mattias Givell

SculptureMotion Program

Sunday, June 4, 2pm, Walk & Talk with William Forsythe

Meet dancer and choreographer William Forsythe for a Walk & Talk in the sculpture park at Wanås. His choreographic objects that are a part of this year’s exhibition SculptureMotion, activate and are activated by visitors. During the tour, Forsythe will talk about his works and relate them to the artworks in the sculpture park. Language: English.

Performance weekend

Saturday, June 17 Sonia Khurana – Lying-down-on-the-ground: ground notes III  
Sonia Khurana invites visitors to take part in the activities. Lying-down-on-the-ground: ground notes III is a series of live, participatory situations, in diverse spaces.
An everyday act becomes a group activity.  

Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, Mammalian Diving Reflex – These are the People in Your Neighborhood
In a guided tour by 9- and 10-year-old youth from Östra Göinge, participants get to meet the people who work and do business in Knislinge. Together with the artists, the children prepare the tours and in the process, they come to know each other and their surroundings, more voices are heard, and a variety of perspectives are created. Does the florist forget to water the flowers he has at home, and does the dentist eat candy? The focus lies on what piques the children’s curiosity in their encounter with society. These are the People in Your Neighborhood in Knislinge has been made possible thanks to support from the Gertrud and Ivar Philipsson Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International program. Further information to be announced.

Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, Maria Hassabi, Staged, outdoor performance
By and with Maria Hassabi (CY/USA) as well as dancers Hristoula Harakas, Oisin Monaghan, and Jessie Gold.
Staged is a sculptural movement installation for performers. Hassabi’s intent to stillness and sustained motion is pursued in Staged against the backdrop of the sculpture park as she examines the tension between the human form and the artistic object. The bodies oscillate between dance and sculpture, subject and object, live body and still image. The dancers juxtapose protracted movement with pro-longed stillness, giving the audience time to consider them as images, abstract or embedded with multiple references.

Please consult our website for further information about the performances. 

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Ongoing exhibition

Revisit 1987 – 30 Years of Art Exhibitions at Wanås
1987 marked the first art exhibition at Wanås, and now, 30 years later, there is a permanent collection comprised of 70 artworks. But what did the first exhibition look like? Revisit 1987 – 30 Years of Art Exhibitions at Wanås is an exhibition about an exhibition that through an in-depth look at archival material such as photographs, films, turns back the time to 1987.
Curator: Filippa Forsberg

Exhibition Period: April 14 – September 24, 2017.

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Upcoming exhibitions

Poul Gernes – special project
Opening: September, 2017. Dates to be announced.

Jennifer Forsberg
Opening: September 30, 2017
Exhibition Period: September 30 – December 22, 2017

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Opening hours: May 7, 2016 – December 22, 2017

The sculpture park with the collection is open daily from 8am – 7pm.

Art Gallery, Shop & Deli and Wanås Restaurant are open daily.
May 7 – September 30, daily 10am – 5pm
Closed Midsummer Eve, June 23

October 1 – December 22, Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 3pm

Please consult the website for additional information.



For questions and further information, please contact: 
Sofia Bertilsson, 46 (0)733 86 68 20, 
press@wanaskonst.se 
Web: 
www.wanaskonst.se 
Newsroom: 
http://news.cision.com/wanas-konst (download high resolution images)

Wanås Konst – Center for Art and Education, presents and communicates contemporary art that challenges and redefines society, working outside in the landscape around Wanås in Skåne, southern Sweden. The permanent collection in the sculpture park is complemented with a program of temporary exhibitions, both outdoors and in the Art Gallery, and events such as guided tours, artists’ talks, performances and workshops engaging a wide audience. Wanås Konst produces site-specific international art and learning in an innovative and accessible way.

The collection in the sculpture park has 70 permanent works, created specifically for The Wanås Foundation – Wanås Konst by artists such as Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Robert Wilson et al. The sculpture park has approximately 75 000 visitors per year and 8000 children take part in educational activities.

Wanås Konst is run by The Wanås Foundation, a non-profit foundation created in 1994, in Östra Göinge municipality, in the South of Sweden, 1.5 h from Copenhagen, Denmark. Founding Director Marika Wachtmeister initiated the art projects at Wanås in 1987. Since 2011 the foundation is led by Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell. Wanås Konst is part self-financed, part supported by state, regional and municipal funding, as well as by private foundations and sponsors.

Wanås is a place in the world where art, nature and history meet. Wanås consist of a medieval castle, an organic farm, a scenic sculpture park and an art gallery in southern Sweden as well as the newly opened Wanås Restaurant Hotel. Wanås Konst is part of European Land + Art Network (ELAN) and Wanås is a Long Run Destination – a leader in sustainable development within the tourism industry, community development and cultural management.

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Wanås Konst – Center for Art & Learning, presents and communicates contemporary art that challenges and redefines society, working outside in the landscape around Wanås in Skåne, southern Sweden. The permanent collection in the sculpture park is complemented with a program of temporary exhibitions, both outdoors and in the Art Gallery, and events such as guided tours, artists’ talks, performances and workshops engaging a wide audience. Wanås Konst produces site-specific international art and learning in an innovative and accessible way. The collection in the sculpture park has 70 permanent works, created specifically for The Wanås Foundation – Wanås Konst by artists such as Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Robert Wilson et al. The sculpture park has approximatly 75 000 visitors per year and 8000 children take part in educational activities. Wanås Konst is run by The Wanås Foundation, a non-profit foundation created in 1994, in Östra Göinge municipality, in the South of Sweden, 1.5 h from Copenhagen, Denmark. Founding Director Marika Wachtmeister initiated the art projects at Wanås in 1987. Since 2011 the foundation is led by Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell. Wanås Konst is part self-financed, part supported by state, regional and municipal funding, as well as by private foundations and sponsors. Wanås is a place in the world where art, nature and history meet. Wanås consist of a medieval castle, an organic farm, a scenic sculpture park and an art gallery in southern Sweden as well as the newly opened Wanås Restaurant Hotel. Wanås Konst is part of European Land + Art Network (ELAN) and Wanås is a Long Run Destination – a leader in sustainable development within the tourism industry, community development and cultural management. Read more at www.wanaskonst.se

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The Wanås Foundation invites to the inauguration on Sunday, May 7, and announces program for SculptureMotion. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Dilsa Demirbag-Sten, director of Berättarministeriet. SculptureMotion brings together works that examine sculpture and movement and sculpture that invites action both swift and still. Participating artists are Carolina Falkholt (SE), William Forsythe (USA), Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (DK), Sonia Khurana (IN), Éva Mag (SE), Mammalian Diving Reflex (CAN/DE). William Forsythe, presents his choreographic objects in Sweden for the first time. The exhibition program includes a Walk & Talk with William Forsythe, a performance weekend with artist group Mammalian Diving Reflex and Sonia Khurana, and choreographer Maria Hassabi. Exhibition period: May 7 – November 5 2017.
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