Eric Lennarth
Miljöaktiverare, 1987/2017

Jacob Dahlgren 
Primary Structure
Kari Cavén 
Cow Chapel, 1993


Anne Thulin 
Double Dribble, 2010

Robert Wilson
A House for Edwin Denby, 2000

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.

Preview: Sunday, May 15, 2016, inauguration 1pm by Nisha Besara, Unga Klara, and present artist.

Exhibition Dates: May 15 – November 6, 2016

David Svensson,Home of the World, 2016. Courtesy the artist. Photo Mattias Givell

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, In Dreams, 2016 Courtesy the artists. Photo Mattias Givell

Rafael Gómezbarros, Casa Tomada (House Taken), 2016. Courtesy the artist. Photo Mattias Givell

Wanås Konst’s children’s book, Kor kan drömma/Cows can dream, 2013/2016. Courtesy the artists

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Worship, 2016, stop motion animation. Courtesy the artists. Courtesy Gio Marconi Gallery and Lisson Gallery

Per Kirkeby, Wanås, 1994. Courtesy the artist. Photo Anders Norrsell

Per Kirkeby, installation at Wanås Konst, 2016. Courtesy the artist. Courtesy Bo Bjerggaard Galleri. Photo Mattias Givell

Rachel Tess, Souvenir, concept and choreography; Rachel Tess, dancers: Rachel Tess and Kenneth Bruun Carlson, Wanås Konst 2014, Courtesy the artist. Photo: Wanås Konst

Nathalie Djurberg (b. 1978 in Lysekil, Sweden) & Hans Berg (b. 1978 in Rättvik, Sweden) represent one of Sweden’s most remarkable oeuvres in the international art scene. For Wanås Konst, they are creating their first large outdoor installation, present an installation in the art gallery, and debut a new film. work In the new works, they use sculpture, sound, and light to reinforce and distort experiences of nature. Read more about Djurberg & Berg

Exhibition Dates: May 15 – November 6, 2016

Rafael Gomezbarros (b. 1972 in Santa Marta, Colombia) is being introduced to a Swedish audience for the first time. On the façades of the art gallery and Wanås castle, Casa Tomada (House Taken), a work that is comprised of 300 half-meter-long sculptures of ants. For the artist, ants are a symbol of the industrious and hard-working migrant, transplantation across the world, and social organization. Read more about Rafael Gomezbarros

Exhibition Dates: May 15 – November 6, 2016

In the Art Gallery, visitors will find a suite of monoprints created especially for the exhibition that focuses on Per Kirkeby (b. 1938) and displays a long and multifaceted art practice. Revisit is a part of an exhibition series that highlights artists in the sculpture park. His red brick sculpture Wanås, 1994, is part of the sculpture park’s permanent collection. Read more about Per Kirkeby

Exhibition Dates: May 15 – November 6, 2016

During the fall of 2016, we will continue to explore live art. This began in 2014 with the exhibition Dance Me, where sculpture and dance were united in the interest of art, participation, choreography, and movement. Last year, we explored Wanås Konst’s performance history in the exhibition Past Performance. This fall, we invite you to three weekends of dance and performance at Wanås Konst. Read more about Live

Program: August  October, 2016