WANÅS KONST - The Wanås Foundation
The Wanås Konst Center for Art and Education produces and brings together art that challenges and transforms our view of society. Wanås Konst produces site-specific, contemporary international art and education with an emphasis on innovation and accessibility. Wanås is a place in the world where art, nature, and history meet. Wanås includes a medieval castle, an organic farm, a picturesque sculpture park, and an Art Gallery, and is located in southern Sweden 1,5 h from Malmö/Copenhagen.
Every year, Nordic and international artists are invited to create art in the Park, and currently there are more than 50 permanent works in our collection produced by artists specifically for Wanås. This site-specific collection includes works by Jacob Dahlgren, Dan Graham, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Ann Hamilton, Henrik Håkansson, Jan Håfstrom, Jenny Holzer, Per Kirkeby, Marianne Lindberg De Geer, Srinivasa Prasad, Yoko Ono, Ann-Sofi Sidén and Robert Wilson. Wanås was initially focused on three-dimensional sculpture from the Nordic countries and the United States, but today our perspective has expanded to include both the world outside the West and the cousins of the visual arts: design, dance, architecture, text, and even science. Read more...
In addition to producing and presenting art, publishing books, and organizing seminars, Wanås Konst engages 8,000 children in educational activities each year. Our educational activities are constantly growing and evolving, currently with a focus on accessibility and outreach. Read more...
To diversify, deepen and further improve your visit to Wanås, there is the organic Café in the Barn at Wanås, Wanås Shop with locally produced creative design, art books, and toys, Wanås Deli which offers local artisanal food from more than 50 Swedish and Danish local producers, and Wanås Konst Editions featuring work by Wanås artists.
Besides the art, the Wanås estate consists of a 15th century Danish medieval white castle, an organic milk farm, forests, pastures, and farmland. Wanås is located in Östra Göinge in northeastern Skåne, which until the late 17th century was a war-torn area on the Danish-Swedish border. Read more...
All activities at Wanås are characterized by a strong commitment to the environment and to promoting the development of rural areas. The farm's production is labeled organic and Co2 certified, and Wanås Konst is a member of Svanenkklubben. Wanås Konst produces sustainably and locally, Wanås Shop and Wanås Deli offer sustainable, organic, and locally produced artisanal food. The Café in the Barn at Wanås serves organic and locally-produced lunches and Swedish fika.
Since 2011, the organization has been led by Elisabeth Millqvist (Co-Director/Artistic Director) and Mattias Givell (Co-Director/Head of Development). Together, they lead the business and continue to improve the international profile for contemporary art at Wanås. Founder Marika Wachtmeister initiated the first exhibitions at Wanås in 1987.
Wanås Konst is run by the Wanås Foundation. Wanås is located in the Östra Göinge municipality in northeastern Skåne and is visited by 60–80,000 visitors annually. Wanås Konst is generously supported by Region Skåne, the National Arts Council, the Östra Göinge municipality, and foundations and private sponsors.
Wanås Konst the season for the temporary exhibitions in the sculpture park and the Art Gallery is May to November, during which the Art Gallery, the Café, Shop and Deli stay open. The Sculpture Park is open year round, although some sculptures are closed during the winter months.