Not a Single Story II at Wanås Konst 2019 – full list of artists announced

The Wanås Foundation is pleased to present all artists participating in Not a Single Story II. The exhibition opens in the Wanås Konst sculpture park and Art Gallery on May 5, 2019. The “story” as a concept, the participating artists, their practices, and how they relate to the site comprise the central elements of this exhibition. The starting point and inspiration for the title comes from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s well-known Ted Talk, which 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’.” The complete list of artists participating in Not a Single Story II, of whom a number are exhibiting in Sweden for the first time, are: Latifa Echakhch, Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg, Lungiswa Gqunta, Lubaina Himid, Marcia Kure, Santiago Mostyn and Anike Joyce Sadiq.

 Turne Prize Winner Lubaina Himid takes part in Not a Single Story II at Wans Konst 2019 Photo Ingrid Pollard

Turner Prize Winner Lubaina Himid takes part in Not a Single Story II at the sculpture park Wanås Konst in Sweden. Photo: Ingrid Pollard.

About Not A Single Story II at Wanås Konst

In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk ”The Danger of the Single Story,” 2009, she speaks 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.” The points of contact between story and history are many. In Swedish, the same word can be used both for a literary, fictional product and a report of factual, historical events. For many of the participating artists, a political interest is inevitable; historiography is fringed with conflict and trauma, and confronting the conflicts in the every day events it becomes part of their artistic expression.

Lubaina Himid describes her art:

“I need to do it because there are stories that need to be told, there are stories that aren’t being told, there are gaps in history that are not being filled and there are gaps in education that aren’t being served by the system we live in. I only know how to paint. So rather than being a politician or a historian that’s what I do.”

Lubaina Himid, who received the prestigious Turner Prize in 2017, returns to how the past is present, colonialism, gender, black British representation and the telling of invisible histories. When we say that we want to learn from history, we are often referring to larger contexts, but history is lived, described, and changed by people. Individual works feature the concept of recognition from several interpretive possibilities and experiences. The artists in Not a Single Story II combine socially and culturally specific issues with that which is indefinable, poetic, and conceptual.

Not a Single Story II is a further development of the large exhibition that Wanås Konst’s leadership duo curated for the Nirox Foundation sculpture park outside Johannesburg in South Africa in the summer of 2018 as a collaboration between sculpture parks on two continents. With a concentrated selection of the artists and some new names, the exhibition is transformed in 2019 – in a different landscape, at a new site. Lubaina Himid, Lungiswa Gqunta, and Anike Joyce Sadiq exhibits in Sweden for the first time. Acclaimed artist Latifa Echakhch is also participating. Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg are contributing a joint work that is a continuation of the project they displayed at the Nirox Foundation in 2018. In Not a Single Story II, the artists take their works further and develop new ones. The exhibition will spread out in the sculpture park, up into the treetops and inside the buildings; they will occupy space and transform the landscape.

Not a Single Story II
Exhibition Period:
May 5 – November 3, 2019
Vernissage:
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Participating artists:
Latifa Echakhch, Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg, Lungiswa Gqunta, Lubaina Himid, Marcia Kure, Santiago Mostyn, and Anike Joyce Sadiq
Curators:
Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell
In the Art Gallery and sculpture park.


Program at Wanås Konst 2019

Tits N Ass
The Design Studion Butler/Lindgård (SE)
Curator:
Malin Gustavsson
Exhibition Period:
March 2 – April 29, 2019
In the Art Gallery at Wanås Konst

Not A Single Story II
Exhibition Period: May
5 – November 3, 2019
Opening:
Sunday May 5, 2019
Participating artists:
Latifa Echakhch, Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg, Lungiswa Gqunta, Lubaina Himid, Marcia Kure, Santiago Mostyn and Anike Joyce Sadiq
Curators:
Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell
In the Art Gallery and the Sculpture Park

More information on our 2019 program to be released spring 2019.

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Wanås Konst – The Wanås Foundation, Wanås, SE-289 90 Knislinge, Sweden
Wanås Konst –
The sculpture park with the collection is open daily 10am – 5pm all year round.
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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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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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The Wanås Foundation is pleased to present all artists in Not a Single Story II. Opening May 5, 2019, the “story” and artistic practices are at the core of the exhibition. Among the participants is Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid.
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I need to do it because there are stories that need to be told, there are stories that aren’t being told, there are gaps in history that are not being filled and there are gaps in education that aren’t being served by the system we live in. I only know how to paint. So rather than being a politician or a historian that’s what I do.
Lubaina Himid