• Rana Begum
    No. 1066 Bricks, 2021

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1067 Tiles_S, 2021

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1068 Pipes_O, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Katedralen, 2018

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • lsabel & Alfredo Aquilizan
    In Habit, 2021

  • Katarina Löfström
    Open Source, 2018

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1066 Bricks, 2021

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1067 Tiles_S, 2021

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1068 Pipes_O, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Katedralen, 2018

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • lsabel & Alfredo Aquilizan
    In Habit, 2021

  • Katarina Löfström
    Open Source, 2018

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1066 Bricks, 2021

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1067 Tiles_S, 2021

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1068 Pipes_O, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Katedralen, 2018

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • lsabel & Alfredo Aquilizan
    In Habit, 2021

  • Katarina Löfström
    Open Source, 2018

  • Katarina Löfström
    Open Source, 2018

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1066 Bricks, 2021

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1067 Tiles_S, 2021

  • Rana Begum
    No. 1068 Pipes_O, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Katedralen, 2018

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

  • lsabel & Alfredo Aquilizan
    In Habit, 2021

  • Martin Jacobson
    Queen of F*cking Everything, 2021

Art Projekts 2021

Rana Begum Infinite Geometry

Exhibition Period May 8–Nov 7, 2021
Opening May 8–9, 2021
Curators Elisabeth Millqvist & Mattias Givell

For the exhibition Infinite Geometry, Rana Begum has created new artworks that interplay with nature and the historical buildings at Wanås. Serenity and simplicity characterize her art, regardless of whether she is working with large-scale installations of brick or with watercolor on paper. Begum finds contemplation in the repitition. 

INFINITE GEOMETRY

"It was important that the pattern gave a feeling of symmetry, continuity, and flow."

Rana Begum works in abstract and sculptural ways with color and form as her starting point. She is interested in how artworks are transformed by how the light falls on them, or when the observer moves.

In the sculpture park, Begum has worked with materials that interact with this place. Laid, set, and stacked, they create geometric forms and abstract patterns on the ground, in the pond, and among the trees. No. 1066 Bricks, is a 300-meter-long path with bricks laid in geometric shapes. In the park and on the pond, she presents No. 1067 Tiles_S and No. 1068 Pipes_O, which are repetitive arrangements of roof tiles and terracotta pipes.

In the Art Gallery, Begum has also worked with repetitions and, with light brushstrokes, has applied watercolor to graph paper. We are left to interpret the abstract for ourselves, but for her, the repetitions are meditative and sharpen focus. Begum invites us to share the experience of painting in the Art Gallery, with space for mistakes and room for observing.


Specal thank you to Bara Mineraler och MS Mark & Stenentrepenad


Photo Anne Purkiss

Rana Begum (b. 1977, based in London, England) works in abstract and sculptural ways with color and form as her starting point. She has a degree in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002). She was elected a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts in 2020. She has had solo exhibitions at Tate St. Ives (2018) and Parasol Unit (2016), and shown works at the Dhaka Art Summit (2020) and Frieze Sculpture Park (2018). In Sweden, she has previously exhibited at Tensta konsthall (2016) and CFHILL, Stockholm (2020).

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