SUPER SUNDAY AT WANÅS KONST – JUNE 14 2015

On June 14 the Children’s Book project, contemporary craft and performance are celebrated at Wanås.  Join us for a sneak peek of the new Children’s Book together with artist Jenny Granlund and writer and program host Johanna Koljonen. Inauguration of 1 Cubic Craft, Konsthantverkscentrum (The Swedish Crafts Center) c/o Wanås Konst, that offers a contemporary take on craft, and opening of the program and exhibition Revisit – Past Performances, that will offer an insight into the performance history at Wanås. Upcoming events include a performance lecture by Robert Wilson, as well as talks and events by Kristina Matousch and Anna Kleberg & Ulrika Sparre.

 Melissa Martin, Embedded, performance at Wanås, 2006. Photo: Anders Norrsell. 

Sneak Peek with Jenny Granlund & Johanna Koljonen

The children’s book series is turning five! Inspired by the park and the art, both real and imaginary, it’s time for Wanås Konst’s fifth foray into children’s books. Sometimes the words come first and then the pictures; other times a certain image has been the starting point. Astrid Lindgren wrote that children’s books are their very own art form. The children’s book series at Wanås has been a way to explore the genre alongside artists and writers. This year, artist Jenny Granlund and author, critic, and program host Johanna Koljonen have created a story set amid the many trees, artworks, and historic structures in the park. The story is still a secret but as in many great books a map plays a crucial role. Join the sneak peek and find out the secret story!

Sunday June 14, 2015
Sneak Peek at 1pm together with Jenny Granlund & Johanna Koljonen.  (In Swedish.)
Open workshop for kids (accompanied by an adult) 1pm – 4pm.
Exhibition in the Art Gallery with works by Jenny Granlund and Fredrik Söderberg: May 17 – November 1, 2015
Book Release: August 22, 2015

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1 Cubic Craft, Konsthantverkscentrum (The Swedish Crafts Center) c/o Wanås Konst

A fresh take that expands and challenges the concept of contemporary craft. 1 Cubic Craft reflects the contemporary craft scene, from utilitarian objects with a clear function to those with more personal stories. In the Wanås Shop you will find craft objects that have been selected in dialogue with the Konsthantverkscentrum. Work in clay are highlighted this year, and the focus is on locally active ceramicists. The collaboration enables craft to work in an expansive and productive context where different art forms and expressions can collaborate or break away from each other in the unique environment of Wanås. Part of Stretch, Wanås Konst series of exhibition that breaks down borders between the disciplines. 

With Esmé Alexander, Sofia Björkman, Ellen Ehk, Karin Johansson, Jennie McMillen, Mårten Medbo, Masayoshi Oya and David Taylor. 

Inauguration Sunday June 14, 2015, at 12pm Agnieszka Knap, exhibition manager, Konsthantverkscentrum (The Swedish Crafts Center).
Exhibition period June 14 – September 20, 2015

Ellen Ehk Åkesson, Light finder, 2013. Photo: Markus Åkesson. 

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Revisit – Past Performance

Artists have buried themselves in the leaves, sold ice cream, covered the park in stripes with help from visitors, and waged battle between Sweden and Denmark with gear from IKEA’s kitchen department. This year, Revisit looks back at performances in the collection and in previous exhibitions. Discover the history of performance, around 19 performances by 19 artists, at Wanås through an exhibition and a program.

June 14 at 2pm: What do you remember? Special Tour of the exhibitions with a focus on performance, by Elisabeth Millqvist, Artistic Director. (In Swedish.)
Upcoming program (September – October): Performance lecture by Robert Wilson, as well as talks and events by Kristina Matousch and Anna Kleberg & Ulrika Sparre.
Exhibition and program: June 14 – November 1, 2015

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ONGOING EXHIBITION

Barriers – Contemporary South Africa

Igshaan Adams, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hannelie Coetzee, Nandipha Mntambo, Mary Sibande, James Webb.

Barriers – Contemporary South Africa is the major exhibition at Wanås Konst this year. The exhibition brings together six artists working in South Africa, an active scene attracting young artists from many different countries. Barriers function to block, hinder and restrict—they are to be overcome, but they can also protect and safeguard. The artists create portraits of and with nature, gather hundreds of voices and let us enter into a dialogue with art. The body—a voice, a figure, even the artists themselves—serves as the point of departure.

Exhibition: May 17 – November 1, 2015.

Publication WK#15
The 2015 exhibition season is accompanied by a magazine. With artists’ presentations, and essays by Nthikeng Mohlele and Elisabeth Millqvist. In Swedish and English.

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



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Sofia Bertilsson, 46 (0)733 86 68 20, 
press@wanaskonst.se 
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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 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.

Since 1987 contemporary site-specific art by international artists has been produced at Wanås. Today the sculpture park holds more than 50 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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On June 14 the Children’s Book project, contemporary craft and performance are celebrated at Wanås. Join us for a sneak peek of the new Children’s Book together with artist Jenny Granlund and writer and program host Johanna Koljonen. Inauguration of 1 Cubic Craft, Konsthantverkscentrum (The Swedish Crafts Center) c/o Wanås Konst, that offers a contemporary take on craft, and opening of the program and exhibition Revisit – Past Performances, that will offer an insight into the performance history at Wanås. Upcoming events include a performance lecture by Robert Wilson, as well as talks and events by Kristina Matousch and Anna Kleberg & Ulrika Sparre.
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