Mark your calendar – new exhibition season, May 19 – Oct 27
“It suddenly dawned on me that the exhibition should simply deal with happiness!”
Jeppe Hein (DK, b 1974) is one of Scandinavia’s most well known artists. A Smile for You – his first major solo exhibition in Sweden will take place in two venues. From May 19 his works will spread outdoors and indoors at Wanås and on April 24 Bonniers Konsthall opens their exhibition. Already in March A Smile for You begun in the form of a media campaign that asks, “What is happiness to you?” The answers will be included in the exhibition and a publication representing a new step in Hein’s artistic practice. Read more… “No silêncio nunca há silêncio/In silence there is never silence”
Marilá Dardot (BR, b 1972) has filled an entire room with bookpages, planted letters and made libraries – in her art she constantly engages with language whether it is books, sentences or words that she transforms into sculptural works. At Wanås she has focused on the silence of the landscape and created sentences in Portuguese, English and Swedish directly on the ground. With foot-high ceramic letters placed like scrabble she invites us to continue writing. Read more… Jason Diakité (SE, b 1975) & Maria Bajt (SE, b 1976) – a children’s book, an exhibition, a collaboration
In 2013, Jason Diakité tale is interwoven with Maria Bajt intricate imagery in both a children’s book and an exhibition. Wanås Konst launched a new project in 2011, an annual experiment in image and text by contemporary artists and writers. The books are set at Wanås and are a discovery of the art and the Park, in reality and in the imagination. Read more… Melanie Smith (UK, b 1965) & Rafael Ortega (MX)
In the black box the film Xiltilia, 2010 is on display. The film is a visual exploration of the surrealist garden with concrete structures and architecture. It was created by the writer Edward James between 1960-1984 in a remote mountainous region of Mexico. Read more… a close look at the Wanås Foundation’s Collection.Take the opportunity to hear the artists talk about their art. Throughout the season this year’s Revisit features guided tours with artists who have permanent works in the park. Starting with Marianne Lindberg De Geer and Andrea Ray on their work and sound June 8th at 2 pm. Read more… Revisit – Walk & Talk a close look at the Wanås Foundation’s Collection.
Take the opportunity to hear the artists talk about their art. Throughout the season this year’s Revisit features guided tours with artists who have permanent works in the park. Starting with Marianne Lindberg De Geer and Andrea Ray on their work and sound June 8th at 2 pm. Read more...
For the third year the new leadership at Wanås Konst is presenting three exhibitions and a rich program of events. For further information please contact Wanås Konst press.