Helene Billgren - Grafikens Hus c/o Wanås Konst Summer 2014

The night between March 15 – 16 Grafikens Hus in Mariefred, Sweden, burned down. The upcoming exhibition with well-known Swedish artist Helene Billgren was to be canceled, however through a collaboration between Grafikens Hus and Wanås Konst the show will be realized as – Grafikens Hus c/o Wanås Konst.

Helene Billgren in her studio. Grafikens Hus c/o Wanås Konst. Photo: Weng Cho Jui  Ray / Grafikens Hus

Helene Billgren’s exhibition FOR GOOD AND FOR BAD, Grafikens Hus c/o Wanås Konst, will open June 14. The show is produced by Grafikens Hus. Helene Billgren is one of Sweden’s most recognized artist. Her colorful paintings open the door to a mysterious and enchanted pictorial realm, now also explored in printmaking. She was born in 1952 in Norrköping, and studied at Valand Academy in Gothenburg. Helene Billgren has exhibited widely in Sweden and is represented by Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm.

Grafikens Hus is a center for contemporary printmaking. The center and its Art Gallery burned down in March 2014. Grafikens Hus continues their work through a series of collaborations called Grafikens Hus c/o, including exhibitions, workshops and seminars. Follow Grafikens Hus on www.grafikenshus.se and Facebook.

Helene Billgren FOR GOOD AND FOR BAD, Grafikens Hus c/o Wanås Konst
Exhibition period: June 14 – November 2, 2014 

Upcoming 2014:

Dance Me Molly Haslund, Christian Jankowski, Tadashi Kawamata, Sigalit Landau, Skånes Dansteater, Rachel Tess, Salla Tykkä

Unvergessen (Graf Spee III) Juan Pedro Fabra Guemberena, CM von Hausswolff, Jan Håfström

The Children’s Book  Hur man blir en sten , Klara Kristalova, Martina Lowden

Interlettre Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd

Exhibition Season May 18 – November 2, 2014 

Opening: May 18, opening ceremony at 3 pm 
May 18 – Sep. 28, 11 am – 5 pm daily 

Additional opening hours: June 21 – Aug. 17, 10 am – 5 pm daily 
Oct. 4 – Nov. 2, 11 am – 5 pm weekends

The park is open daily, year-round, 8 am – 7 pm 

Wanås Konst/The Wanas Foundation
Visit: Wanås, SE-289 90 Knislinge, Sweden
Postal address: PO Box 67, SE-289 21 Knislinge, Sweden

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


About Us

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 Igshaan Adams, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, William Forsythe, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Robert Wilson et al. Since 1987 more than 300 artists have taken part in exhibitions. The sculpture park covers 40 ha and is explored on foot. A visit including the current program, the Art Gallery and the collection takes from 2,5 h to 4h. Additional special walks and activities are available depending on program and season. The sculpture park has approximately 80 000 visitors per year and 12 000 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 supported by state, regional and municipal funding, part self financed, as well as supported by private foundations and sponsors. Read more on the website www.wanaskonst.se Wanås is a place in the world where art, nature and history meet. At Wanås the sculpture park Wanås Konst, Wanås Restaurant Hotel and Wanås Estate coexist and a private 15thcentury castle is also found on site. 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. More information on the website www.wanas.se