Wanås Konst 2016 – Three exhibitions reflecting our times

The Wanas Foundation – Wanås Konst opens this year’s exhibitions on Sunday, May 15. The art duo Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg (Sweden) along with Rafael Gómezbarros (Colombia) occupy the sculpture park, art gallery, and buildings of Wanås. They reflect the age we live in and drift between dream and nightmare, internal movements and migration. Djurberg & Berg seduce and shock us, blending desire and fantasy. In the Art Gallery, they debut their new film work, the stop-motion animation Worship, 2016, and their unique world of images inhabit the beech forest as for the first time they display a large sculpture group outdoors. Also for the first time, a work is being installed on the façades of the 15th century Wanås castle and the art gallery as Gómezbarros’ installation Casa Tomada, comprised of hundreds of gigantic ants, is presented in the sculpture park. He is motivated by the contemporary history of his homeland and tells of a violent reality. In the Art Gallery, Per Kirkeby (Denmark) displays new monoprints as well as paintings and sculptures from 1981 to 2016.

Vernissage: Sunday, May 15, 2016, inauguration 1pm.

Exhibition Dates: May 15 – November 6, 2016

NATHALIE DJURBERG & HANS BERG

Nathalie Djurberg (b. 1978 in Lysekil, Sweden) & Hans Berg (b. 1978 in Rättvik, Sweden) are among Sweden’s most well-known artists in their generation. They are creating their first-ever outdoor project for Wanås Konst, and will also present a major installation in the gallery. The new work enhances and warps our experience of nature, using sculpture, light and sound.
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Vernissage: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Exhibition Dates: May 15 – November 6, 2016


RAFAEL GOMEZBARROS

Rafael Gomezbarros (b. 1972 in Santa Marta, Colombia) is showing his work for the first time to a Swedish audience. At Wanås Konst, he will present two outdoor pieces, one being Casa Tomada from 2013. The installation consists of 50-centimetre sculptures of ants based on casts of skulls.
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Vernissage: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Exhibition Dates: May 15 – November 6, 2016


REVISIT - PER KIRKEBY

In 2016 Revisit – Per Kirkeby will be shown at Wanås. The exhibition of sculptures and paintings is based on the artist’s large brick sculpture that is part of the permanent collection in the sculpture park. Kirkeby (Denmark) is one of Denmark’s most acclaimed artists with exhibitions and artworks all over the world.
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Vernissage: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Exhibition Dates: May 15 – November 6, 2016