Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg at The Wanas Foundation in Sweden

The Wanas Foundation – Wanås Konst shows artist duo Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg (Sweden, live in Berlin, Germany) in a major exhibition featuring a large outdoor installation, In Dreams , 2016 as well as an installation with sound and projections, Gates of the Festival , 2014, and premiers a the new film work Worship , 2016. The Wanas Foundation is a non-profit sculpture park in the south of Sweden, located 1,5 hours from Copenhagen/Malmö. Exhibition period: May 15 – November 6, 2016.

1. Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg,  In Dreams , 2016, mixed media 750 x750 cm. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Mattias Givell, Wanås Konst.  

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg

The artist duo Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg (Sweden) take over the sculpture park, the Art Gallery, and the buildings of Wanås. Djurberg & Berg debut their new film work, Worship (2016) in which they seduce and shock us, blending desire and fantasy. Their unique universe also inhabits the beech forest as they display a work outdoors for the first time. In this installation, nature has changed proportions and color, and the accompanying sound both mimics and warps the natural surroundings. The close relatives of In Dreams (2016) are found in the richly populated world of Carroll’s Wonderland — pink acorns wear ruffled underpants and a bird in heavy make-up smokes out of its rear end. In this work, nonsense violates our attempts to make the world understandable; nonsense is rebellion. Like a segment of illusory nature, the sculptures are placed on a mirroring surface that encourages self-reflection and self-centeredness. Djurberg discusses the installation as a place that channels the transitional experience between dream and wakefulness.

The Sculpture Park and the Collection

The Wanås Foundation is a Center for Art and Education that produces site-specific, contemporary international art and education with an emphasis on innovation and accessibility. Wanås is a place in the world where art, nature, and history meet. Wanås is located in southern Sweden, 1.5 hours from Malmö/Copenhagen. The permanent collection in the Sculpture Park hosts over 60 permanent works – specially created for Wanås by artists such as Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Tadashi Kawamata, Maya Lin, Yoko Ono, Srinivasa Prasad and Ann-Sofi Sidén. Wanås Konst is run by the Wanås Foundation. Marika Wachtmeister initiated the exhibitions in 1987. Since 2011, the Foundation has been led by Elisabeth Millqvist, Director & Artistic Director, and Mattias Givell, Director & Head of Development.

Press contact: Sofia Bertilsson, press@wanaskonst.se , +46 733 866820

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Exhibitions 2016

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg
Rafael Gómezbarros
Revisit
– Per Kirkeby

Exhibition dates: May 15 – November 6, 2016

David Svensson, The Home of the World
Maria Bajt,
Children’s book room and book release of Cows Can Dream by Maria Bajt and Jason Diakité in English and of the audio book in Arabic.

Exhibition dates: June 12 – November 6, 2016

Wanås Konst Live:

Fall Choreographies

By and with Dinis Machado, Anna Pehrsson, Zoë Poluch, and Rachel Tess.

Program: August – October 2016.

Helena Olsson, Touch Tour

Sunday, September 11, 2pm


Summer Season:

May 15 – Nov. 6, 2016
May 16 – September 30, Monday-Sunday 10am – 5pm
Midsummer Eve – Closed
October – weekends only, 11am – 4pm
October 31 – November 6 (fall break), open daily 11am – 4pm

T he Sculpture Park with the Collection:

The sculpture park with its permanent collection is open daily year-round from 8am – 7pm

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Wanås Konst/The Wanås Foundation
Wanås, SE-289 90 Knislinge, Sweden
www.wanaskonst.se



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. 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 late 2016. 

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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The Wanas Foundation – Wanås Konst shows artist duo Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg (Sweden, live in Berlin, Germany) in a major exhibition featuring a large outdoor installation and premiering a new film.
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