• Dan Graham
    Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces, 2000

  • Gunilla Bandolin
    The Pyramid, 1990

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jan Svenungsson
    The Eighth Chimney, 2007

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Sarah Schwartz
    Mother, 1990

  • Sissel Tolaas
    Terra Maximus, 1989

  • Yoko Ono
    Wish Trees for Wanås, 1996/2011

  • Dan Graham
    Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces, 2000/span>

  • Gunilla Bandolin
    The Pyramid, 1990

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jan Svenungsson
    The Eighth Chimney, 2007

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Sarah Schwartz
    Mother, 1990

  • Sissel Tolaas
    Terra Maximus, 1989

  • Yoko Ono
    Wish Trees for Wanås, 1996/2011

  • Dan Graham
    Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces, 2000

  • Gunilla Bandolin
    The Pyramid, 1990

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jan Svenungsson
    The Eighth Chimney, 2007

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Sarah Schwartz
    Mother, 1990

  • Sissel Tolaas
    Terra Maximus, 1989

  • Yoko Ono
    Wish Trees for Wanås, 1996/2011

  • Dan Graham
    Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces, 2000

  • Gunilla Bandolin
    The Pyramid, 1990

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jan Svenungsson
    The Eighth Chimney, 2007

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Sarah Schwartz
    Mother, 1990

  • Sissel Tolaas
    Terra Maximus, 1989

  • Yoko Ono
    Wish Trees for Wanås, 1996/2011

Art 2018

Poul Gernes – Pyramide

Opening Sunday May 6, 2018
Curators Elisabeth Millqvist & Mattias Givell

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.

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Poul Gernes

Poul Gernes (1925–1996) was a Danish painter, designer, and sculptor. He lived in Munka-Ljungby in Skåne for 30 years. Gernes enjoyed an early breakthrough in 1949 when he participated in fall exhibition of Den Frie Exhibition artists’ association, which presents a yearly, juried exhibition to which artists send in anonymous entries. Poul Gernes’ artworks are characterized by geometric forms and strong colours. In spite of never receiving any formal art training, he taught himself and established the experimental Eksperimenterende Kunstskole in Copenhagen, which came to be called Eks-skolen. Several of his public decorations can be seen in Copenhagen, for example at Herlev Hospital (1968–1975) and on the façade of the Palads cinema (1989). He represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale in 1988. In 2007, some of his works were reproduced for documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany, and his art has been shown in retrospective exhibitions at Deichtorhallen in Hamburg (2010), Malmö Konsthall, and Lunds konsthall (2011). In 2013, his art was exhibited along with that Cosima von Bonin at Artipelag Konsthall in Stockholm, and a comprehensive retrospective was presented at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark, in 2016.