Per Kirkeby
Wanås, 1994

Jacob Dahlgren 
Primary Structure,
2011

Wanås

Dan Graham,
Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces, 2000

Martin Puryear
Meditation in a
Beech Wood
, 1996

EXHIBITIONS 2015 


Barriers - Contemporary South Africa with Igshaan Adams, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hannelie Coetzee, Nandipha Mntambo, Mary Sibande, James Webb. Barriers, an exhibition featuring six artists based in South Africa.  With new and especially commissioned works in the Sculpture Park and the Art Gallery as well as a suit of recent films, several of the artists in Barriers work with representations of the human body. Additional exhibitions and programs 2015: The Children’s Book – Jag vill bygga by Jenny Granlund & Johanna Koljonen, and Revisit – Past Performance that explores the history of performance at Wanås and includes a performance lecture with Robert Wilson, and a collaboration with Konsthantverkscentrum with contemporary craft, Doubling a fall exhibition in the Art Gallery with well-known Swedish and international artists. Read more about the exhibitions below. 
Igshaan Adams, I Am You, 2015. Photo Wanås Konst
Kudzanai Chiurai, installation at Wanås Konst, 2015. Photo Wanås Konst

Hannelie Coetzee, Ou sog tussen bome / Old sow between trees, 2015. Photo Wanås Konst

Nandipha Mntambo, Enticed Contemplation, 2015. Photo Wanås Konst

Mary Sibande, Let slip the dogs of war, 2015. Photo Wanås Konst

James Webb, Prayer (Malmö), 2015. Photo Wanås Konst
Jenny Granlund, Wanås Konst’s children’s book 2015. Photo Wanås Konst
1 cubic craft, Sofia Björkman. Photo: Ingrid Bärndal


Barriers – Contemporary South Africa
Igshaan Adams, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hannelie Coetzee, Nandipha Mntambo, Mary Sibande, James Webb.

Barriers is the major exhibition at Wanås Konst this year. The exhibition brings together six artists working in South Africa, an active scene attracting young artists from many different countries. Through their choices of material, collaborations, and historical references, the artists make connections to the landscape and to Wanås as a site.

The title of the exhibition emphasizes border thinking. Barriers function to block, hinder and restrict – they are to be overcome, but they can also protect and safeguard. The exhibition presents a number of individual reflections in the form of newly produced artworks as well as a film trilogy. 

In order to understand ourselves, we need look up and out. It's not just about the art scene being global, but also about the way Sweden looks today with inhabitants from different continents. What are established and emerging artists in the South African art scene working on, and how do they relate to Wanås as a site? In the last few years, we have explored sculpture as something changeable and non-static. This year, we encounter several artworks in which a person or a body has a strong presence: we hear distinct voices, see this depicted in stone, or encounter it in portraits—a classical tradition presented in diverse ways. (Elisabeth Millqvist, artistic director, Wanås Konst.) Read more…

Exhibition: May 17 – November 1, 2015. Opening: Sunday May 17, 2015.


Revist – Past Performance

In the Revisit series, we take a look into permanent works in the collection as well as exhibitions from previous years. In 2015, we have chosen to focus on that which no longer remains—performance art. Read more…

Program: 

Performance lecture by Robert Wilson, Saturday September 27, as well as a performance, LIKA by Anna Kleberg & Ulrika Sparre, based on Dan Graham's Like from 1971. Saturday October 24 at 1.30pm and 3.30pm 


Presentation in the Café and program: June 14 – November 2, 2015.


Doubling  – An exhibition at Wanås and an on-line benefit auction on Paddle8

Doubling is a fall exhibition at Wanås Konst curated by Elisabeth Millqvist and Michael Storåkers. Doubling is also a benefit on-line auction on ”Paddle8” for the non-profit Wanås Foundation and it’s art and learning programs. The exhibition features some of Swedens most well-known artists as well as international artists. More about Doubling.

Exhibition period October 3 – November 1, 2015



The Childrens’ Book 2015 – Jenny Granlund and Johanna Koljonen

Inspired by the park and the art Wanås Konst’s fifth foray into children’s books is a collaboration between artist Jenny Granlund and author, critic, and program host Johanna Koljonen. The book and the project will be presented with a series of event. Read more…

Book Release: August 22, 2015 

Exhibition in the Art Gallery with works by Jenny Granlund and Fredrik Söderberg: May

 17 – November 1, 2015


Konsthantverkscentrum c/o Wanås Konst – Contemporary Craft
A fresh take expands and challenges the concept of contemporary craft. Part of Stretch, Wanås Konst series of exhibition that breaks down borders between the disciplines. With Esmé Alexander, Sofia Björkman, Ellen Ehk, Karin Johansson, Mårten Medbo, Jennie McMillen, Masayoshi Oya och David Taylor. Exhibition period June 14 – September 21 2015. Read more...

Exhibition period June 14 – September 20, 2015