• 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 2020

Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan, Rana Begum & Kimsooja

Opening May 10, 2020
Exhibition Period May 10–November 1, 2020
Curators Elisabeth Millqvist & Mattias Givell

Wanås Konst announces the summer 2020 program with three parallel presentations featuring internationally-acclaimed artists Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan, Rana Begum, and Kimsooja. With the artists’ projects in both the landscape and the buildings, the sculpture park Wanås Konst will offer a season that is both focused and monumental. In addition, the Art Gallery opens on February 29 with a spring exhibition with Haidar Mahdi and Julia Selin. The summer seasons will include several presentations of dance and choreography, followed by the fall exhibition opening in September. More information about the program will be released during the winter and summer of 2020.

Exhibitions that focus on the meditative, the participatory, and the natural world

Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan, Rana Begum, and Kimsooja will all create new works for their presentations at Wanås Konst. The sculpture park focuses on site-specific artworks and over the fall and winter, the work with the artists’ ideas has intensified, including how and where the new artworks will be realized both inside and outside. Elisabeth Millqvist, artistic director, describes the coming year:

"In 2020, we are presenting artists with whom Wanås Konst has wanted to work for a long time; they enhance the meditative experience of nature and combine it with making; working beyond the object of art, they invite visitors to come close, to touch."

Color and geometric patterns are recurring themes in Rana Begum’s art, and she is fascinated by how light changes the experience of the artwork. Change will also be a central concept to both Kimsooja and Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, who are presenting artworks that will grow, expand, and be built during the exhibition period along with the help of the sculpture park’s visitors. This exhibition marks the first time Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan are presenting their work in Sweden.

Artist duo Isabel (born 1965 in the Philippines) & Alfredo Aquilizan (born 1962 in the Philippines) use the experience of leaving behind their homeland of the Philippines for Australia in their art – they continually return to themes such as traveling, home, belonging, and migration. They often work with others to realize their artworks and to create dialogue and local engagement. The artist duo describes their work:

"Our artistic practice is anchored in the idea of co-creation and collaboration, with projects that involve and engage as well as create relationships through sharing experiences."

This will be the first presentation of these artists in Sweden; they have previously participated in several leading art Biennials such as the Sharjah Biennial (2013), Sydney Biennale (2006), and Venice Biennale (2003).

Kimsooja (born 1957 in South Korea) creates installations that are both colorful and meditative. She often returns to women’s work and handicrafts and to textiles in her artworks. She establishes parallels between the body and the needle as a metaphor for how we move through the world and connect geographies and cultures throughout our lives. She describes her practise:

"I’d like to make works that are like water and air, that cannot be owned but can be shared by everyone."

In 2006, at Magasin III in Stockholm, Sweden, she presented a comprehensive exhibition and displayed works with the cloth bundles of traditional Korean bottari, which she has used and explored for 25 years, and poetic, performative video works. In 2013, she represented South Korea at the Venice Biennale, and she has collaborated on exhibitions at the world’s leading art institutions. Kimsooja’s work can currently be experienced in the project Traversées in Poitiers as well as at the Peabody Essex Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. She lives in New York, Paris, and Seoul. 

Rana Begum (born 1977 in Bangladesh) has lived in London since she was 7 years old, but in her artworks, the childhood experiences of nature and Islamic ornamentation are recurring themes as well as influence by geometric abstraction of minimalism and constructivism. She works in abstract and sculptural terms with color and form as her starting point; she is interested in how natural light changes work throughout the day and says:

"I want the work to have some kind of movement whether it’s in the material or in people physically moving around the work."

Rana Begum has a degree in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art in London (2002). She accepted the Abraaj Group Art Prize in 2017 and has collaborated on several group exhibitions at leading museums, TATE St. Ives in 2018, and showed an acclaimed work at Frieze Sculpture Park in 2018.

MISSION

Wanås Konst produces and communicates art that challenges and changes the view of society.

VISION

Contemporary art and culture for all. Everyone—regardless of background, capacity or functional variation—should have access to the art and the experience.

CORE VALUES

Excellence and accessibility. Everything produced and conveyed should be of the highest quality and accessible to all.