2021-12-14 09:27Press release

Rana Begum and Last Dances at Wanås Konst 2021.

Rachel Tess, Last Dances. Costume by Peter Linde Busk. Danish Dance Theater. Photo: Raphael Frisenvænge SolholmRachel Tess, Last Dances. Costume by Peter Linde Busk. Danish Dance Theater. Photo: Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm


Britain based Rana Begum and Swedish painter Martin Jacobson feature indoors and outdoors in the sculpture park during exhibitions May 8 – November 7. In addition Sweden premiere of Rachel Tes’ Last Dances produced by Danish Dance Theatre and premiere of a new piece by Malmö based choreographer Frédéric Gies.

The Wanås Foundations that runs the sculpture park Wanås Konst presents the first half of the year's exhibition program 2021 gallery with the Norwegian artist Marit Roland's drawings of paper. In May, abstract and imaginative meet with presentations of Martin Jacobson's gigantic hand-painted scenery to Jonas Gardell's Queen of F * cking everything and Rana Begum's explorations of geometry that create rhythm and repetition. Wanås Konst's Live Art program includes the Swedish premiere of Rachel Tess’ Last Dances produced by Danish Dance Theatre and with costume by the acclaimed Danish artist Peter Linde Busk and the premiere of a work made for the sculpture park by Malmö - based choreographer Frédéric Gies.

In addition, an extensive educational project is shown where school students work remotely with the artist duo Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan and build dream houses that, like an entire city, move into the art gallery during the spring. More information and autumn programs will come during the year. Pressroom with press images available on Cision.


About Wanås Konst

Wanås Art - Center for Art and Learning, produces and communicates art that challenges and changes the view of society, outdoors in the landscape around Wanås in Skåne. In addition to the permanent collection, extensive temporary exhibitions are shown outdoors and indoors, with accompanying programs with screenings, artist talks and workshops for a wide audience. Wanås Art produces site-specific international contemporary art and learning with innovation and accessibility for all as keywords. In the sculpture park and the permanent collection, there are about 70 site-specific works in the landscape that were created especially for Wanås Art by artists such as Igshaan Adams, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, William Forsythe, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono, and Ann-Sofi Sidén etc. Since 1987, more than 300 artists have participated in exhibitions. The sculpture park covers 40 hectares and is explored on foot. Wanås Konst is run by the independent non-profit Foundation Wanås Utställningar created in 1994. Marika Wachtmeister founded the business in 1987 and led it until 2010. Since 2011, the business is led by the management duo Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell. The operation is financed through support from Östra Göinge municipality, Region Skåne, state support own revenues and private funds and sponsorship. Wanås Konst is a member of the European Land + Art Network (ELAN). Wanås is a place in the world where art, nature and history meet. Wanås Art, Wanås Restaurant Hotel and Wanås Gods AB operate at Wanås and there is also a medieval castle. Wanås is located in Östra Göinge municipality in northeastern Skåne 1.5 hours from Malmö / Copenhagen. For more info please see www.wanas.se