• Kyung-Jin Cho
    Swing Jam, 2019

  • Kyung-Jin Cho
    Swing O, 2019

  • Anike Joyce Sadiq
    You Never Look At Me From The Place From Which I See You, 2015

  • Latifa Echakhch
    Blush, 2019

  • Lubaina Himid
    Vernet's Studio, 1994

  • Lungiswa Gqunta
    Divider, 2019

  • Lungiswa Gqunta
    Lawn 1, 2019

  • Marcia Kure
    Denizen, 2019

  • Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg
    Lifesystems - Nonspace, 2019

  • Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg
    Lifesystems - Nonspace, 2019

  • Santiago Mostyn
    Suedi (Slow Wave Edit), 2017

  • Kyung-Jin Cho
    Swing Jam, 2019

  • Kyung-Jin Cho
    Swing O, 2019

  • Anike Joyce Sadiq
    You Never Look At Me From The Place From Which I See You, 2015

  • Latifa Echakhch
    Blush, 2019

  • Lubaina Himid
    Vernet's Studio, 1994

  • Lungiswa Gqunta
    Divider, 2019

  • Lungiswa Gqunta
    Lawn 1, 2019

  • Marcia Kure
    Denizen, 2019

  • Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg
    Lifesystems - Nonspace, 2019

  • Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg
    Lifesystems - Nonspace, 2019

  • Santiago Mostyn
    Suedi (Slow Wave Edit), 2017

  • Kyung-Jin Cho
    Swing Jam, 2019

  • Kyung-Jin Cho
    Swing O, 2019

  • Anike Joyce Sadiq
    You Never Look At Me From The Place From Which I See You, 2015

  • Latifa Echakhch
    Blush, 2019

  • Lubaina Himid
    Vernet's Studio, 1994

  • Lungiswa Gqunta
    Divider, 2019

  • Lungiswa Gqunta
    Lawn 1, 2019

  • Marcia Kure
    Denizen, 2019

  • Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg
    Lifesystems - Nonspace, 2019

  • Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg
    Lifesystems - Nonspace, 2019

  • Santiago Mostyn
    Suedi (Slow Wave Edit), 2017

  • Kyung-Jin Cho
    Swing Jam, 2019

  • Kyung-Jin Cho
    Swing O, 2019

  • Anike Joyce Sadiq
    You Never Look At Me From The Place From Which I See You, 2015

  • Latifa Echakhch
    Blush, 2019

  • Lubaina Himid
    Vernet's Studio, 1994

  • Lungiswa Gqunta
    Divider, 2019

  • Lungiswa Gqunta
    Lawn 1, 2019

  • Marcia Kure
    Denizen, 2019

  • Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg
    Lifesystems - Nonspace, 2019

  • Peter Geschwind & Gunilla Klingberg
    Lifesystems - Nonspace, 2019

  • Santiago Mostyn
    Suedi (Slow Wave Edit), 2017

ART PROJECTS 2019

Blickachsen 12 – in Bad Homburg, Germany

Opening May 26, 2019
Exhibition period May 26–October 6, 2019
Curators Elisabeth Millqvist & Mattias Givell

The Wanås Foundation has the pleasure to announce that the sculpture park Wanås Konst is the partner museum for the sculpture biennial Blickachsen 12 in Bad Homburg outside Frankfurt and thus follows in the footsteps of former partners such as Foundation Beyeler, Basel, Fondation Maeght, Nice, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds and Middelheim Museum, Antwerp. Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell, joint directors of Wanås Konst in Sweden, have been invited to co-curated this year’s Blickachsen 12 together with founder Christian K. Scheffel. This spring the German Sculpture Biennale Blickachsen takes place for the twelfth time in the historic parks of Bad Homburg. Participating artists include William Forsythe and Yoko Ono, whose works are also permanently on view in the sculpture park Wanås Konst in Sweden. Blickachsen 12 in Bad Homburg will open on May 26 and runs until October 6, 2019.

As a living platform for the presentation of three-dimensional art, the Blickachsen Sculpture Biennale makes works of the most varied artistic positions freely available to all, both in a dialogue with each other and with their surroundings. To ensure ever new perspectives and artistic impulses, Christian K. Scheffel, founder and curator of the Biennale and director of the Blickachsen Foundation, organizes each new exhibition together with a different international partner institution. Scheffel is delighted to announce that the Swedish Wanås Konst sculpture park has accepted his invitation to co-present this year’s Blickachsen 12 exhibition. He describes Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell, who have been directors of this renowned institution since 2011, as ideal partners for the exhibition: “Wanås Konst shares our focus on the interplay in a historical location, between contemporary art and the natural surroundings – with the aim of offering a multiplicity of potential experiences to an interested general public”.

“It is with pleasure that Wanås Konst takes on the role of being the partner museum for the twelfth Blickachsen”, says Elisabeth Millqvist, also on behalf of Mattias Givell, and adds: “We look forward, with Blickachsen 12 and together with Christian Scheffel, to opening new perspectives on sculpture and its vital contribution to society, by inviting artists from different continents and at the same time sharing our special knowledge of the Nordic art scene and specifically our program at Wanås Konst”.

For Blickachsen 12, Givell and Millqvist have invited some artists that are familiar from Wanås Konst in Sweden. Yoko Ono will be bringing her celebrated Wish Trees to Bad Homburg. In this project, which the artist has developed since 1996, visitors are invited to write their wishes on slips of paper and hang them on trees specifically chosen for the exhibition. Gradually, the notes cover the foliage like white blossoms. After the exhibition is over, the artist will archive these wishes in the Imagine Peace Tower, together with wishes from all over the world. Only by looking upwards can one appreciate the astonishing work of the Swedish artist Anne Thulin: giant red balls seem to have bounced up into the treetops in which they sit, shifting our focus onto the green canopy of leaves as a vital part of the park. The American artist William Forsythe, who is known around the world for his “choreographic objects”, is creating two location-specific works for this year’s exhibition.

Characteristic from their work at Wanås Konst in Sweden, Givell and Millqvist take with them a broad perspective on sculpture, collaboration with artists all over the world and a special knowledge of the Nordic art scene. Although the Blickachsen exhibition focuses on existing works, a more site-specific approach will permeate the biennale in 2019. More information and full artist list will be available in spring 2019. www.blickaschsen.com

Immerse in the art at Wanås Konst – click here to download this year's program paper!


 

BLICKACHSEN 12 – PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Hanneke Beaumont, Claudia Comte, Jacob Dahlgren, My Ekman, Elmgreen & Dragset, William Forsythe, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Jeppe Hein, Satch Hoyt, Sofia Hultén, Leiko Ikemura, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Per Kirkeby, Ruud Kuijer, Alicja Kwade, Arik Levy, Katarina Löfström, Ohad Meromi, Nandipha Mntambo, Sirous Namazi, Yoko Ono, A.R. Penck, Leunora Salihu, Sean Scully, Anne Thulin, James Webb, Winter/Hoerbelt, Fredrik Wretman, & David Zink Yi.​