Movement as Sculpture when Wanås Celebrates 30 Years

The exhibition program at Wanås is turning 30 in 2017, and the celebration marks the passage of time – a movement from then until now. With the feature exhibition of 2017, SculptureMotion, The Wanås Foundation highlights sculpture in motion and sculpture that invites action. Ground-breaking American choreographer William Forsythe (USA) serves as our point of departure, participants in SculptureMotion include Carolina Falkholt (SE), Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (DK), Sonia Khurana (IN), Éva Mag (SE) and others. SculptureMotion opens on May 7, 2017, with works both outside and in the Art Gallerry. The sculpture park with over 60 site-specific works is open daily all year round. The Art Gallery opens on April 13, 2017 with the exhibition Revisit 1987 – an in-depth study of photographs, films, and archival material that turns back the time to the first art exhibition at Wanås in 1987.

William Forsythe, Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No 3, 2015. Photo: Dominik Mentzos.  

SculptureMotion

The exhibition SculptureMotion investigates motion in art today, from moving objects to movement as a social action and experiences beyond the visual. Pioneering American choreographer William Forsythe’s art practice serves as a starting point for the exhibition. His choreographic work has been shown all over the world, and he has influenced generations of dancers. In his expansive oeuvre, he has worked increasingly with installations and choreographic objects in dialogue with the contemporary art scene. Forsythe creates new artworks outdoors, and his Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time will now be premiering in Sweden. In the park, we also encounter a large-scale sculpture by Carolina Falkholt, and a work by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen that uses history as its point of departure. In the Art Gallery, stillness and activity converge in works by Sonia Khurana and Éva Mag.

The exhibition theme emphasizes the relationship between sculpture and motion as well as the interest in participation that has been central to The Wanås Foundation’s program since 2011. Artists such as Alexander Calder and Jean Tinguely investigated movement and sculpture in the 1950s and 1960s and Moderna Museet in Stockholm presented Movement in Art in 1961, a touring exhibition focusing on mechanics and machinery. The artworks in SculptureMotion at Wanås examine sculpture and bodies by placing movement in focus and asking the questions, what are contemporary working methods and concerns and what does movement mean today?

SculptureMotion
With: William Forsythe (USA/DE), Carolina Falkholt (SE), Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (DK), Sonia Khurana (IN), Éva Mag (SE), et al.
Public Opening: Sunday, May 7, 2017 SculptureMotion
Exhibition Period: May 7-November 5, 2017

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Upcoming

Revisit 1987 Opens in the Art Gallery Easter 2017

The exhibition season opens already on April 13 with Revisit 1987. That year marked the first art exhibition at Wanås, and now, 30 years later, there is a permanent collection comprised of 60 artworks. But what did the first exhibition look like? Through an in-depth look at archival material such as photographs, films, we turn back time to 1987.

Revisit 1987
Public Opening: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Exhibition Period: April 13 – September 24, 2017

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Ongoing

Outdoor Season at the Wanås Foundation – Wanås Konst:
November 7, 2016 – April 12, 2017
The sculpture park with the collection is open daily from 8am – 7am.
Café, Art Gallery, Shop, and Deli are closed.

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For questions and further information, please contact: 
Sofia Bertilsson, 46 (0)733 86 68 20, 
press@wanaskonst.se 
Web: 
www.wanaskonst.se 
Newsroom: 
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Wanås Konst – Center for Art and Education, presents and communicates contemporary art that challenges and redefines society. Wanås Konst produces site-specific international art and learning in an innovative and available way for the many. 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. Wanås Restaurant Hotel opens on the premises 2017. 

Since 1987 contemporary site-specific art by international artists has been produced at Wanås. Today the sculpture park holds more than 60 permanent works, created specifically for Wanås Konst by artists such as Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Ann-Sofi Sidén et al. Every year thousands of children take part in educational activities. Read more at Wanås Konst /The Wanås Foundation

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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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Movement as Sculpture when Wanås Celebrates 30 Years. The exhibition program at Wanås is turning 30 in 2017, and the celebration marks the passage of time – a movement from then until now. SculptureMotion at The Wanås Foundation highlights sculpture in motion and sculpture that invites action. Ground-breaking American choreographer William Forsythe (USA) serves as our point of departure, participants in SculptureMotion include Carolina Falkholt (SE), Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (DK), Sonia Khurana (IN), Éva Mag (SE) and others. SculptureMotion opens on May 7, 2017, with works both outside and in the Art Gallerry. The sculpture park with over 60 site-specific works is open daily all year round.
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