Not a Single Story – Place for Other Stories at The Wanås Foundation in 2019

On May 5, 2019, the sculpture park Wanås Konst will open Not a Single Story, an exhibition with artists who consider the site, historiography, and identity from a multitude of perspectives. The starting point, and inspiration for the title, comes from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s well-known Ted Talk that she begins, “I am a storyteller. And I would like to tell you a few personal stories about what I like to call ‘the Danger of the Single Story’.” Not a Single Story is a further development of the exhibition with the same title, curated by the leadership duo behind Wanås Konst, for The Nirox Foundation, a sculpture park outside Johannesburg, in 2018. The majority of the artists, active in South Africa as well as in Sweden and internationally, also contributed to the first exhibition. For Wanås Konst in Sweden, the exhibition is developed and concentrated, with new works and some new artists, it gives room for other stories.

Not A Single Story
Exhibition Period: May 5 – November 3, 2019
Participating artists: Latifa Echakhch (MA/FR), Lungiswa Gqunta (SA), Gunilla Klingberg & Peter Geschwind (SE), Marcia Kure (NIG/US), Santiago Mostyn (US/SE), Anike Joyce Sadiq (DE) and others.
Curators: Elisabeth Millqvist och Mattias Givel

Gunilla Klingberg Peter Geschwind Lifesystem 2018 Not a Single Story The Nirox Foundation Photo Lilly Oosthuizen 2

Gunilla Klingberg & Peter Geschwind, Lifesystem, 2018, The Nirox Foundation 2018. Photo Lilly Oosthuizen 

Not a Single Story and the 2019 season at Wanås Konst

Not a Single Story opens May 5, 2019 at Wanås Konst, the sculpture park run by The Wanås Foundation in Skåne, Sweden. It is a further development of the large exhibition that Wanås Konst’s leadership duo curated for the Nirox Foundation sculpture park, located outside Johannesburg in South Africa, in 2018, as a collaboration between sculpture parks on two continents. In the summer of 2019, the story continues at Wanås Konst. The starting point,  and inspiration for the title, is author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s well-known Ted Talk “The Danger of the Single Story”, 2014, in which she says about the significance of stories: “How they are told, who tells them, when they’re told, how many stories are told, are really dependent on power.” With a concentrated selection of artists based in South Africa, Sweden, and internationally, and with some new names, the exhibition is transformed in a new place in 2019 and creates space for other stories. For Not a Single Story at Wanås Konst, the artists take their works further and develop new ones. In sculptures that are soft or razor sharp, and that combine fantasy as well as fear, they consider identity and historiography from a multitude of perspectives. The story lends itself to a metaphor and carries endless possibilities. In conceptual and poetic ways the artists explore where history is found, the experience of place and shared history. The exhibition will spread out in the sculpture park, up into the treetops and inside the buildings; it will occupy space and transform the landscape.

Besides Not a Single Story, the 2019 exhibition program includes a spring exhibition opening in the Art Gallery already on March 1, as well as Live In, a continuation of Wanås Konst’s commitment to Live Art, that will run over the summer months.

More information about Not a Single Story and a full list of participating artists as well as additional information on the exhibition program at Wanås Konst will be released winter 2019.

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Exhibition Program 2019
Spring Exhibition

Exhibition Period:
March 1 – April 28, 2019
The Art Gallery

Not A Single Story
Exhibition Period:
May 5 – November 3, 2019
Participating artists:
Latifa Echakhch (MA/FR), Lungiswa Gqunta (SA), Gunilla Klingberg & Peter Geschwind (SE), Marcia Kure (NIG/US), Santiago Mostyn (US/SE), Anike Joyce Sadiq (DE) and others.
Curators:
Elisabeth Millqvist och Mattias Givell

Live In - Live Art
Exhibition Period:
July 1 – August 31, 2019
Wanås Konst’s Live Art initiative

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Always at Wanås
The sculpture park and collection is open daily from 10am – 5pm. 

Art Gallery, Shop & Deli are open: November 5 – December Thur – Sun 11am – 4pm.
Re-open: March 1, 2019

Wanås Restaurant Hotel
Please see website for full opening hours.

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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 
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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 Igshaan Adams, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Wiliiam Forsythe, 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 center 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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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

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Not a Single Story – Place for Other Stories at The Wanås Foundation in 2019. On May 5, 2019, the sculpture park Wanås Konst will open Not a Single Story, an exhibition with artists who consider the site, historiography, and identity from a multitude of perspectives. The starting point, and inspiration for the title, comes from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s well-known Ted Talk The Danger of the Single Story.
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How they are told, who tells them, when they’re told, how many stories are told, are really dependent on power.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie