Wanås Konst organizes annual seminars, lectures, special tours, and other types of educational opportunities. Below are a selection of our internationally acclaimed seminars.
Green Strategies for the Nordic Art Scene, April 13, 2011. This seminar presented a unique discussion and included hands-on advice for how museums, galleries, artists and other cultural institutions could find ecologically sustainable solutions for their work.
Art and Ecology, October 21, 2009. Who will save the environment? You or society? The Wanås Foundation hosted a day-long, international seminar on art, ecology, which compared the relative success of strategies for environmental work: individual action versus collective systemic changes. Questions of responsibility and the possibilities for cooperation are becoming ever more relevant within the arts, as well as in society at large, and are appropriate subjects for a broader discussion.
Contemporary Monuments, September 26, 2008. In conjunction with the 2008 exhibition Loss, the Wanås Foundation organized the seminar Contemporary Memorials in cooperation with the Department of Art History and Musicology at Lund University. The seminar offered an in-depth discussion of the creation and interpretation of contemporary memorials. In today's democratic societies memorials need to be compelling to the majority of citizens.
Louise Bourgeois, March 23, 2007. The Wanås Foundation, in conjunction with the celebration of its 20th anniversary, arranged a seminar on the oeuvre of Louise Bourgeois. The starting point for this seminar was Bourgeois's ten-meter high sculpture Maman (from 1999), which was exhibited in Sweden for the first time at the Wanås Park from 2006 to 2007. The sculpture was originally exhibited at the opening of Tate Modern in London in 2000.
Growing up – Choice, Will, and Vision, October 3-5, 2003. The Wanås Foundation organized this seminar in collaboration with Kultur Skåne and the Foundation for Culture of the Future. The basis for this seminar was an awareness of the difficulties of growing up – the development of institutions and their role in relation to new expressions of contemporary art.´