Still Untitled, Xavier Le Roy with Scarlet Yu at The Wanås Foundation

Can I show you my sculpture? In July and August, together with visitors to the sculpture park, Xavier Le Roy, Scarlet Yu and the Still Untitled team explore the concept of sculpture within the context of Still Untitled and spread it through encounters in the park and beyond. Still Untitled is sculptures that are embodied and presented by people to people. Visitors are invited to participate in one-day workshops that examine the relationship between live art and sculpture relative to time and public space. Anyone is welcome to sign up for the workshop and no previous knowledge or experience are required. Le Roy is known for his groundbreaking hybrid of choreography and visual art that transforms the traditional exhibition format; Le Roy and Yu have worked together in collaboration with the Venice Biennale in 2015 and most recently in conjunction with Skulptur Projekte Münster in 2017. Since 2014, Wanås Konst has made supporting live art a long-term priority. The program has been developed by Wanås Konst’s Affiliated Curator Rachel Tess.

Xavier Le Roy with Scarlet Yu, Still Untitled, 2018, Wanås Konst. Photo: Anders Norrsel

Participate in a one-day workshop

Still Untitled
Developed by Xavier Le Roy with Scarlet Yu

In collaboration with the Still Untitled team: Alexandre Achour, Susanne Griem, Zeina Hanna, Alexander Rütten, Rachel Tess, Frédéric Tavernini and Nellie Björklund.

I am interested in this moment when you get the sense that you have made time rather then spent it or made it productive. It is not given. It is something else than consuming time or being consumed by it. Xavier Le Roy

Still Untitled was developed for Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017. Through guidance and conversations, the participants develop sculptures that are embodied and presented by people for people. The sculptures are shared with whomever, wherever, whenever—within and beyond the exhibition. From July 20 and to August 5, 2018, Le Roy, Yu, and the team for Still Untitled, continue the project in the sculpture park Wanås Konst, where they invite visitors to participate in a one-day workshop. Elisabeth Millqvist, artistic director of Wanås Konst, describes: “Dissolving the role of a viewer or a work of art you explore sculpture through talking, thinking, and testing, or you might, as a visitor in the park, encounter someone who wants to share by asking the question, ‘Can I show you my sculpture?’.”

Sign up: The workshops are open to everyone and require no previous knowledge or experience. To sign up, please send and e-mail to: stilluntitled@wanaskonst.se or RSVP in person in the Art Gallery. Participation in Still Untitled is included in the admission fee to the sculpture park, and all participants receive a two-day pass that can be used at any time in 2018.

Still Untitled is carried out with the support of The Swedish Arts Council, Region Skånes Kulturförvaltning, Goethe-Institut Schweden, Institut français de Suède and MARC.

About Xavier Le Roy and Scarlet Yu
Xavier Le Roy and Scarlet Yu
have worked together since 2014 in projects that include: Retrospective in Singapore (2014), Beirut (2015), and Taipei (2016), Provisory Title for the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), Temporary Title, 2015 for Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney (2015) and Centre Pompidou Paris (2016) and for The Unfaithful Replica at CA2M, Madrid (2016). Still Untitled is a work they developed for Skulptur Projekt Münster 2017 in Germany in which they examine questions of time and public spaces and work with the concept of embodiment and sculpture.

Xavier Le Roy (born 1963, lives in Berlin) has a PhD in molecular biology and has worked as a choreographer since 1991. In 2018, he became a professor of Theater at Giessen University (Germany). He explores different modes of production and the reception of movements as he questions the divisions that structure our world: human/non-human, nature/culture, actor/viewer, object/subject, etc. By oscillating between solo and ensemble works and examining different public situations and working relationships, Le Roy investigates how every individual and every group is a “product of circumstances” at the same time as they produce their circumstances. His works include the solo works Self Unfinished (1998), Product of Circumstances (1999), Le Sacre du Printemps (2007) and Sans Titre (2014), group projects Projekt (2003) and low pieces (2011); and works for exhibition sites, among them Retrospective (2012).

Scarlet Yu (born 1978, lives in Berlin) worked as a rehearsal director and dancer at Arts Fission Dance Company in Singapore from 2000 to 2012 and earned an MFA in dance at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 2015. Using autobiographical material, her works create choreographed one-on-one situations that deal with memory and the concept of the body as an archive. Besides several collaborations, her own works include The Act of Memory på Skyhigh Creative Partners (2014, Hong Kong), The Act of Passing at Singapore National Design Centre (2015), Read MEmory at WINGS Platform (2015, Hong Kong) and A Performance at Oil Street (2017, Hong Kong).

Still Untitled
Xavier Le Roy & Scarlet Yu
Vernissage:
Friday, July 20
Exhibition Period: Workshop Wednesday – Sunday, July 20 – August 5
Curator: 
Rachel Tess

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Exhibition Program

Solo Exhibitions: Chiharu Shiota, Katarina Löfström
Special Project: Poul Gernes
Curators:
Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell, Wanås Konst
Exhibition Period:
May 6 – November 4, 2018

Upp upp i högsta trädet, Wanås Konst’s Children’s Book 2018 by Per Enoksson & Thom Lundberg
Exhibition Period: June 9 – September 23, 2018

Knitting Activism Madejas contra la violencia sexista – Balls of wool against gender based violence
With Harituz, Basque Country (ES),
initiated by Sticka för fred, Östra Göinge (SE)
Exhibition Period
: June 9 – August 26, 2018 

Still Untitled, Xavier Le Roy with Scarlet Yu
Exhibition Period: 
Workshop Wednesday – Sunday, July 20 – August 5
Curator: 
Rachel Tess

Solo Exhibition: Revisit – Marianne Lindberg De Geer
Opening:
September 29, 2018
Curators:
Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell, Wanås Konst
Exhibition Period:
September 29 – December, 2018

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Off-site Program 2018

Not a Single Story NIROX Winter sculpture exhibition 2018
A collaboration between the NIROX Foundation, South Africa and Wanås Konst, Sweden
Curators:
Elisabeth Millqvist & Mattias Givell, Wanås Konst, Sweden
Founder and Director NIROX Foundation:
Benji Liebmann
Co-curators:
Jessica Doucha & Khumo Sebambo
Exhibition Period:
May 12 –July 29, 2018

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Always at Wanås

The sculpture park with the collection is open daily from 10am – 5pm.
Art Gallery, Shop & Deli are open:  
Until September 30, daily 10am – 5pm, October 1 – November 4 Tue – Sun 11am – 4pm, November 5 – December Thur – Sun 11am – 4pm.
Wanås Restaurant Hotel
Until September 30, open 10am – 5pm. 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 
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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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Can I show you my sculpture? Together with visitors to the sculpture park, Xavier Le Roy and Scarlet Yu explore the concept of sculpture within the context of Still Untitled and spread it through encounters in the park and beyond. In July and August, Wanås Konst welcomes Xavier Le Roy and Scarlet Yu to investigate time, space, and sculpture on site. Still Untitled is sculptures that are embodied and presented by people to people. Xavier Le Roy, Scarlet Yu, and the team for Still Untitled at Wanås Konst, invite visitors to participate in one-day workshops that examine the relationship between live art and sculpture relative to time and the public arena. Anyone is welcome to sign up for the workshop and no previous knowledge or experience are required.
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I am interested in this moment when you get the sense that you have made time rather then spent it or made it productive. It is not given. It is something else than consuming time or being consumed by it
Xavier Le Roy
You explore sculpture through talking, thinking, and testing, or you might, as a visitor in the park, encounter someone who wants to share by asking the question, ‘Can I show you my sculpture?
Elisabeth Millqvist, Artistic Director, The Wanås Foundation