The Wanås Foundation announces Fluid Grounds with Benoît Lachambre

In July the visitors to the sculpture park will encounter Fluid Grounds by Benoît Lachambre, produced by Par B.L.eux and Sophie Corriveau. The work is the second part of a triptych that began with Lifeguard, a solo created and performed by Lachambre in 2016. Installed in the Art Gallery, Fluid Grounds comes to life with the presence and movement of the audience. Through meticulous taping of the floor and the walls, the performers will sketch a multicolored, theatrical cartography that unfolds slowly throughout the month. The mapping constitutes a visible memory of the actions behind them and the people who have passed through them. Since 2014, Wanås Konst has actively made dance and performance part of its program in collaborations with dancer and choreographer Rachel Tess. The programs within the long-term investment in Live Art at Wanås Konst have included work by Xavier Le Roy & Scarlet Yu, Maria Hassabi, Dinis Machado, Anna Persson and Peter Mills among others.

Wans Konsts danssatsning 2019 Benot Lachambre Fluid Grounds Foto Claudia Chan Tak

Benoît Lachambre, Fluid Grounds. Photo Claudia Chan Tak.

Fluid Grounds by Benoît Lachambre at Wanås Konst

Fluid Grounds is the second part of a triptych that began with Lifeguard (a solo created and performed by Lachambre in 2016) and produced by Par B.L.eux and Sophie Corriveau in coproduction with Agora de la danse, Festival TransAmériques and Charleroi Danse. Through meticulous floor and wall taping, the performers map out vectors of movement, sketching a multicolored, theatrical cartography – a large-scale mapping in tape that unfolds over one month. Visitors will experience Fluid Grounds and encounter the performers in a slowly shifting group choreography. 

Since 2014, Wanås Konst has actively made dance and performance part of its program together with Affiliated Curator Dance Rachel Tess and in partnership with MARC, Tess’ residency program and platform for artistic research within the field of dance, choreography, and performance. Previous program includes work by William Forsythe, Maria Hassabi, Sonia Khurana, Xavier Le Roy & Scarlet Yu Dinis Machado, Éva Mag, Peter Mills, Helena Olsson, Anna Pehrsson, Zoë Poluch, Rachel Tess & Luis A. Rodriguez, Björn Säfsten. Projects within the Live Art program also result in workshops linked to Wanås Konst’s educational program.

About Benoît Lachambre

Benoît Lachambre (Montreal, Canada) choreographer, performer, improviser, teacher and founder of the company Par B.L.eux. In his work he explores the dynamics of communication and perception through an exploratory approach to movement. Lachambre has collaborated with Lynda Gaudreau, Felix Ruckert, Catherine Contour, Boris Charmatz, Sasha Waltz, Isabelle Schad, Laurent Goldring, and Hanh Rowe. He has created solos for Louise Lecavalier and Marion Ballester. He is the recipient of the Jacqueline Lemieux Award from the Canada Arts Council, two Dora Mavor Moores, and a Bessie Award for his work with Meg Stuart on Forgeries, Love and other matters. He is the recent recipient of the 2013 Montreal Dance Prize. Additionally he has created two evening-length works for the Cullberg Ballet.

About Rachel Tess

Rachel Tess (Portland, Oregon) is a dancer and choreographer living and working in Skåne. She is the founder and director of Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC). She received a BFA in 2004 from The Juilliard School in New York City. Tess has been a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, the Gothenburg Opera Ballet, and the Cullberg Ballet. In 2013, Tess received her masters in choreography from the New Performative Practices Masters program at DOCH, Stockholm. The same year she won and completed a Princess Grace Foundation Works in Progress Residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City with Souvenir her ongoing large-scale sculptural intervention. In 2014 she brought Souvenir to Wanås Konst. In 2018 she premiered Any number of sunsets... at Skillinge Teater and presented it at Dansens Hus, Stockholm in 2019. Since 2017 Tess is chairman of Östra Skånes Konstnärsgrupp (ÖSKG).

Fluid Grounds with Benoît Lachambre
Period:
July 1 – 31, 2019
Production:
Par B.L.eux and Sophie Corriveau
Co-production:
Agora de la danse, Festival TransAmériques och Charleroi Danse
Curator:
Rachel Tess
Wanås Konst Art Gallery 

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Program at Wanås Konst –The Wanås Foundation 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

Fluid Grounds with Benoît Lachambre
Period:
J
Production:
Par B.L.eux and Sophie Corriveau
Co-production:
Agora de la danse, Festival TransAmériques och Charleroi Danse
Curator:
Rachel Tess
Wanås Konst Art Gallery


External Exhibition 2019

Blickachsen 12 – Bad Homburg, Tyskland
Exhibition Period:
May 26 – October 6, 2019
Opening:
Sunday May 26, 2019 at 11.30am in Bad Homburg, Germany
Participating Artists:
William Forsythe, Jeppe Hein, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Arik Levy, Nandipha Mntambo, Yoko Ono, Anne Thulin, Winter/Hoerbelt et al.
Curators: Elisabeth
Millqvist, Mattias Givell and Christian Scheffel
Partner Museum:
Wanås Konst – The Wanås Foundation

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

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Visit Wanås

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.
Wanås Konst –
Art Gallery, Shop & Deli – for opening hours please see the website www.wanaskonst.se
Wanås Restaurant Hotel –
please see website www.wanasrh.se



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

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 announces Fluid Grounds with Benoît Lachambre at Wanås Konst in July 2019. Produced by Par B.L.eux and Sophie Corriveau, Fluid Grounds comes to life through the presence and movement of the audience.
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