• Robert Wilson
    A House for Edwin Denby, 2000

  • Anne Thulin
    Double Dribble, 2010

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Malin Holmberg
    I Will Stop Loving You, 2010

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jene Highstein
    Grey Clam, 1990/2001

  • Robert Wilson
    A House for Edwin Denby, 2000

  • Anne Thulin
    Double Dribble, 2010

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Malin Holmberg
    I Will Stop Loving You, 2010

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jene Highstein
    Grey Clam, 1990/2001

  • Robert Wilson
    A House for Edwin Denby, 2000

  • Anne Thulin
    Double Dribble, 2010

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Malin Holmberg
    I Will Stop Loving You, 2010

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jene Highstein
    Grey Clam, 1990/2001

  • Robert Wilson
    A House for Edwin Denby, 2000

  • Anne Thulin
    Double Dribble, 2010

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Malin Holmberg
    I Will Stop Loving You, 2010

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jene Highstein
    Grey Clam, 1990/2001

Art 2018

In 2018, the sculpture park Wanås Konst in Sweden presents an artist-curated folk art museum, large-scale installations, a social sculpture, and investigations of time and space through contemporary choreography. Internationally acclaimed Chiharu Shiota (JP/DE), and Katarina Löfström (SE) produce new artworks, Richard Johansson’s (SE) rolling Folk Art Museum stops at the Art Gallery, and legendary Danish artist Poul Gernes’ social sculpture finds a place in the sculpture park thanks to a donation. Within the program Wanås Konst Live Art, world-renowned choreographer Xavier Le Roy (FR) collaborates with Scarlet Yu (HK) on site. The 2018 program exhibits the qualities that has characterized the art projects at Wanås since the start 30 years ago – sculpture in the landscape and new artworks specially produced for the location. The artists explore the concept of sculpture and find new exhibition sites for their works. 

Spring 

Richard Johansson, Folk Art Museum 

Opening Friday, March 30, 2018, 11am–4 pm. Inauguration at 1pm in the artist:s presence
Exhibition Period March 30 – June, 2018
Spring at Wanås Konst starts on March 30, in conjunction with local art tour Konstrundan, with the exhibition Folk Art Museum , a traveling museum and artwork by artist Richard Johansson, who is both originator and museum director. For several years, Johansson has collected paintings, sculptures, and objects that can be classified as folk art. Folk art has followed him since his childhood and functions as an affectionate source of inspiration for his entire artistic oeuvre. This spring, the project will move onward and park at Wanås. The work consists of a rolling covered wagon, sculpted by the artist, with a collection of folk art. In addition, based on an open call folk art will be shown in the Art Gallery in an exhibition curated by the artist.


Summer I

Solo Exhibitions: Chiharu Shiota, Katarina Löfström & Poul Gernes

Opening Sunday, May 6, 2018
Curators Elisabeth Millqvist & Mattias Givell
Exhibition period May 6 – November 4, 2018
Two exhibitions and a special project kick off summer at Wanås Konst on May 6. Chiharu Shiota (JP/DE) and Katarina Löfström are creating separate presentations, with artworks both indoors and out in the landscape. In different ways, the artists combine the subtle reflections and observations with the mesmerizing and large-scale. Parallel to the exhibitions by Löfström and Shiota is the opening of a special project with Poul Gernes (DK), which takes as a starting point a sketch from 1967 for a work intended for public space.

Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota weaves installations with thread to look like sculptural drawings. With lines as a starting point, she develops a sculpture in a new material for Wanås Konst. In her art, she returns to a feeling of displacement, and at Wanås she places house shapes, the symbol for ‘home’, in the center. The exhibit corresponds with a presentation of Chiharu Shiota at the Göteborg Museum of Art, and together both places offer a unique opportunity to gain insight into a notable oeuvre.

Katarina Löfström

Katarina Löfström works with visual abstractions that might originate in fireworks or in visualizing data. She often returns to her relationship to nature, and at Wanås, she is working with an artwork that is impacted by light and wind and that makes the forest dissolve.

Poul Gernes, special project – Pyramide

Poul Gernes Pyramide was realized for the first time in 2016 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, Denmark, in conjunction with a solo exhibition of the artist. Gernes’ sketch shows a variety of people occupying spaces on a large-scale pyramid that becomes a lively meeting place. The artist described his pyramid as a place “where people would be able to hang out” in accordance with his thoughts about the social role of art. At Wanås, the pyramid gains a permanent residence after a donation by Klara Karolines Fond, founded by Aase and Poul Gernes. Poul Gernes (1925-1996) was born in Denmark but lived in Munka Ljungby in Skåne, Sweden, for 30 years, and a large portion of his artworks originated in Skåne. He has influenced many young artists through his work with color experiments and collective and interactive art.
 

Summer II

Xavier Le Roy & Scarlet Yu

In July and August, Wanås Konst welcomes Xavier Le Roy in collaboration with Scarlet Yu as they investigate time, space, and sculpture on site. Le Roy is one of the foremost names in choreography. Le Roy and Yu have collaborated together for the Venice Biennale 2015, Kaldor Public Art Projects – Sydney 2015, Centre Pompidou Paris 2016, for The Unfaithful Replica at CA2M – Madrid 2016 and most recently Skulptur Projekt Münster 2017. Since 2016, Wanås Konst has been working with a long-term investment in Live Art. The program is developed with affiliate curator Rachel Tess. A detailed program including dates will be released in Spring 2018.