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

The program for 2014 is closed from November 3, but the Sculpture Park is open year-round, 8am – 7pm. In the Sculpture Park you can experience the collection and including the recent acquisitions of Molly Haslund’s, Three Double Wall Bars for minimal movements – Coordination Model 6, 2014, Tadashi Kawamata’s two artworks, Tree Hut Wanås, 2014 and View Tower Wanås, 2014 and the donation Interlettre, 1984-1985 by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd.


Helene Billgren, Juan Pedro Fabra Guemberena, Molly Haslund, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Jan Håfström, Christian Jankowski, Elna Jolom, Tadashi Kawamata, Klara Kristalova, Sigalit Landau, Martina Lowden, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, Skånes Dansteater, Rachel Tess, and Salla Tykkä


Sculpture and dance, metamorphosis and memento mori – New Season in the Sculpture Park at Wanås Konst, May 18–November 2, 2014

Upcoming: Performances and workshops

Skipping ropes and platforms in the tree tops, performances in the Park, Dance Me presents artists that explore movement and ask questions about how everyday life is choreographed. In a series of exhibitions and site specific works, Wanås Konst continues to explore sculpture and the relation between the artwork and the viewer. Through a donation, 12 major sculptures by Swedish neo-dada artist CF Reuterswärd are a new addition in the Sculpture Park. Susan Sontag wrote about the works, titled Interlettre, in “The Unseen Alphabet” in 1983. For the exhibition Unvergessen (Graf Spee III) Jan Håfström, Juan Pedro Fabra Guemberena and Carl Michael von Hausswolff travelled to Montevideo to follow a dark tale to the bottom of the sea.

Molly Haslund, THREE DOUBLE WALL BARS for minimal movements – Coordination Model 6, 2014 . Photo Wanås Konst

The dancers Rachel Tess & Kenneth Bruun Carlson on Tadashi Kawamatas View Tower Wanås, 2014. Photo: Wanås Konst

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, Interlettre, 1984-85, Wanås Konst. Photo: Wanås Konst.
Unvergessen (Graf Spee III) with Jan Håfström, Juan Pedro Fabra Guemberena and Michael von Hausswolff, 2014. Photo: Wanås Konst
Rachel Tess, Souvenir, 2013, Rachel Tess and Kenneth Bruun Carlson. Photo: Wanås Konst

Molly Haslund, SWINGS – Coordination Model 2, 2002/2014. Photo: Wanås Konst

Skånes Dansteater, 2014. Photo: Wanås Konst

Klara Kristalova, Applehead, 2009. Photo: Wanås Konst

Tadashi Kawamata, Tree Hut Wanås, 2014. Photo: Wanås Konst

Elna Jolom, Frön, 2014. Photo: Wanås Konst

Dance Me with Molly Haslund, Christian Jankowski, Tadashi Kawamata, Sigalit Landau, Skånes Dansteater, Rachel Tess, Salla Tykkä
Skipping ropes and platforms in the tree tops, performances in the Park – inside and outside Dance Me presents artists that explore movement, make connections between life and art, and affect both body and mind. The works create awareness of our body. What directs our movements and activities? How is everyday life choreographed? In Dance Me sculpture, dance and choreography meet and merge with works that are solid and ephemeral, intimate and playful.

Tadashi Kawamata has built platforms high up in the trees overlooking the grounds, while Molly Haslund transforms familiar swings and drawing compasses into sculptures for coordinated participation. Elements of play and exercise, rhythm and repetition reappear in the film works of Christian Jankowski, Sigalit Landau and Salla Tykkä. The movement shifts from the external to internal – engaging with our innermost selves and activates feelings of pain, joy and collaboration. Dancer and choreographer Rachel Tess investigates the empathic response to bodies in motion in a confined space. In Souvenir, a mobile choreographic architecture, she invites the audience to both sense and experience the performance from an unusually close vantage point. Skånes Dansteater contributes with performances and actions in the Park that mark the start of a longer collaboration. In a series of exhibitions and site specific works Wanås Konst has explored sculpture and the relation between the artwork and the viewer. Dance Me goes beyond disciplines with choreographic architecture, coordination models and performances. 

Revisit 2014 – Unvergessen (Graf Spee III) Jan Håfström (Sweden), Juan Pedro Fabra Guemberena (Sweden/Uruguay), Carl Michael von Hausswolff, (Sweden). In 2007 the artist trio created the installation Graf Spee now on permanent view at Wanås Konst. As a point of departure, they used the story of the German pocket battle ship Admiral Graf Spee, which was scuttled in 1939 outside Uruguay. For the exhibition the artists travelled to Montevideo to follow the story to the bottom of the sea, to face History, themselves and each other. 

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd (Sweden) – Interlettre (1984-85) . Poet, writer and artist, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd has since the 1960s worked with the relationship between images and words. In “The Unseen Alphabet” (1983) Susan Sontag wrote about Interlettre, and the spaces in-between the letters of the alphabet and the numbers – those unseen spaces that normally go unnoticed when we read a text. The CFR Art Foundation generously donated the twelve sculptures of the unseen alphabet now installed in the Park.
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Wanås Konst Children’s Book 2014 – Hur man blir en sten Martina Lowden (Sweden) och Klara Kristalova (Czech Republic) 
Martina Lowden has written a tale about metamorphoses – about becoming a stone. The nature around Wanås comes alive in artist Klara Kristalova’s images – some of which will escape the pages of the book and appear as sculptures throughout the Park. Each year, new authors and artists collaborate on a children’s book experiment.

Helene Billgren’s show FOR GOOD AND FOR BAD, Grafikens Hus c/o Wanås Konst will open June 14. Read more...

Elna Jolom, Café Fredholms, throughout the season.