• Ann-Sofi Sidén
    Fidicomissum, 2000

  • Antony Gormley
    Together and Apart, 2001

  • Carl Fredrik Reutersvärd
    Interlettre, 1984-1985

  • Hannelie Coetzee
    Old sow between trees, 2005

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jene Highstein
    Grey Clam, 1990

  • Malin Holmberg
    I will stop loving you, 2010

  • Nandipha Mntambo
    Enticed Contemplation, 2015

  • Pål Svensson
    Sprungen Ur, 1996

  • Per Kirkeby
    Wanås, 1994

  • Poul Gernes
    Pyramide, 2018

  • Ann-Sofi Sidén
    Fidicomissum, 2000

  • Antony Gormley
    Together and Apart, 2001

  • Carl Fredrik Reutersvärd
    Interlettre, 1984-1985

  • Hannelie Coetzee
    Old sow between trees, 2005

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jene Highstein
    Grey Clam, 1990

  • Malin Holmberg
    I will stop loving you, 2010

  • Nandipha Mntambo
    Enticed Contemplation, 2015

  • Pål Svensson
    Sprungen Ur, 1996

  • Per Kirkeby
    Wanås, 1994

  • Poul Gernes
    Pyramide, 2018

  • Ann-Sofi Sidén
    Fidicomissum, 2000

  • Antony Gormley
    Together and Apart, 2001

  • Carl Fredrik Reutersvärd
    Interlettre, 1984-1985

  • Hannelie Coetzee
    Old sow between trees, 2005

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jene Highstein
    Grey Clam, 1990

  • Malin Holmberg
    I will stop loving you, 2010

  • Nandipha Mntambo
    Enticed Contemplation, 2015

  • Pål Svensson
    Sprungen Ur, 1996

  • Per Kirkeby
    Wanås, 1994

  • Poul Gernes
    Pyramide, 2018

  • Ann-Sofi Sidén
    Fidicomissum, 2000

  • Antony Gormley
    Together and Apart, 2001

  • Carl Fredrik Reutersvärd
    Interlettre, 1984-1985

  • Hannelie Coetzee
    Old sow between trees, 2005

  • Jacob Dahlgren
    Primary Structure, 2011

  • Jene Highstein
    Grey Clam, 1990

  • Malin Holmberg
    I will stop loving you, 2010

  • Nandipha Mntambo
    Enticed Contemplation, 2015

  • Pål Svensson
    Sprungen Ur, 1996

  • Per Kirkeby
    Wanås, 1994

  • Poul Gernes
    Pyramide, 2018

ART 2019

Not a Single Story 

Opening May 5, 2019
Exhibition Period May 5–November 3, 2019
Participating Artists Lungiswa Gqunta, Lubaina Himid, Gunilla Klingberg & Peter Geschwind, Marcia Kure, Esther Mahlangu, Santiago Mostyn, Anike Joyce Sadiq and others.
Curators Elisabeth Millqvist & Mattias Givell

On May 5, 2019, the sculpture park Wanås Konst will open Not a Single Story, an exhibition with artists who consider the site, historiography, and identity from a multitude of perspectives. The starting point, and inspiration for the title, comes from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s well-known Ted Talk that she begins, “I am a storyteller. And I would like to tell you a few personal stories about what I like to call ‘the Danger of the Single Story’.” Not a Single Story is a further development of the exhibition with the same title, curated by the leadership duo behind Wanås Konst, for The Nirox Foundation, a sculpture park outside Johannesburg, in 2018.

Besides Not a Single Story, the 2019 exhibition program includes a spring exhibition opening in the Art Gallery already on March 1, as well as Live In, a continuation of Wanås Konst’s commitment to Live Art, that will run over the summer months. More information about Not a Single Story as well as additional information on the exhibition program at Wanås Konst will be released winter 2019.

Not a Single Story opens May 5, 2019 at Wanås Konst. It is a further development of the large exhibition that Wanås Konst’s leadership duo curated for the Nirox Foundation sculpture park, located outside Johannesburg in South Africa, in 2018, as a collaboration between sculpture parks on two continents. In the summer of 2019, the story continues at Wanås Konst. The starting point,  and inspiration for the title, is author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s well-known Ted Talk The Danger of the Single Story, 2014, in which she says about the significance of stories: “How they are told, who tells them, when they’re told, how many stories are told, are really dependent on power.”

With a concentrated selection of artists based in South Africa, Sweden, and internationally, and with some new names, the exhibition is transformed in a new place in 2019 and creates space for other stories. For Not a Single Story at Wanås Konst, the artists take their works further and develop new ones. In sculptures that are soft or razor sharp, and that combine fantasy as well as fear, they consider identity and historiography from a multitude of perspectives. The story lends itself to a metaphor and carries endless possibilities. In conceptual and poetic ways the artists explore where history is found, the experience of place and shared history. The exhibition will spread out in the sculpture park, up into the treetops and inside the buildings; it will occupy space and transform the landscape.