“Sheep don’t need the shepherd to be what they are.
The shepherd needs sheep to be what he is.”
The summer’s great exhibition in the sculpture park Wanås in northern Skåne (Scania), Sweden is about movement. The six participating artists, including William Forsythe, one of the world’s premier choreographers, work with physical and mental movements, sculptural and idea-based. William Forsythe has been active in the field of choreography for over 45 years, born in New York 1949. He is known internationally for his work with the Ballet Frankfurt and The Forsythe Company.
From the art gallery’s roof, hangs over 400 weights from the ceiling line in a stylish minimalist arrangement. William Forsythe is not only one of the world’s premier choreographers but also famous for his sculptural installations that make the life of our bodies.
“Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, No. 4”. As visitors, it is our task to take us through the room without touching the pendulums. When we as a visitor gently move between the lead, choreography occurs.
Forsythe has 3 motion pieces of art at Wanås.
His “Aviration” is outside just by the hotel, but we missed it … trees that are shaking its branches when their bole are being touched … but I don’t think many of us visitors notice it. We didn’t and we passed the trees. We wouldn’t have been able to capture the shaking anyhow, but it would have been fun to see it. Found this little video on YouTube. Quite upset that I missed that experience.
And “Underall” that is an empty chicken shed and when we looked in it … Empty! *laughing … hard to see art at times, especially when it’s standing out by a meadow. To be honest I don’t have clue what that chicken shed was supposed to do. There should be a still movement in the centre that will get us out of balance. We just looked inside the door.
The exhibition’s goal is to challenge what a sculpture can be. Often sculptures are associated with a solid stone block, but this is not always the case. “If the People Have No Bread Let Them Eat Cake”, by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, is living pink Chanel fragrance sheep sculptures, not that I could smell any of it.
A Danish conceptual artist, who works in a variety of media, from sculpture and installation art to performance art and public intervention, born 1967 in Copenhagen.
The work of art and history together with reference to a reminder of Marie Antoinette’s (1755-1793) ideal city, Le Hameau de la Reine, which meets today’s agriculture and human relation to nature and landscape.
In the village of Le Hameau in Versaille, she held rose-colored sheep and introduced a hygienic innovation in, among other things, cheese making – the link to Wanås that drives organic farming is evident.
In The Art Hall was also a colourful room with mushrooms by Maria Bajt & Martin Kalin, “Cows Can Dream Reading Room”, 2016. Everything in the room is made of material and are hand stitched.
There is a Deli and Gift Shop in the art gallery too … Deli sells products made from the Wanås farm and grounds.
There is also an exhibition about all the art and the artists during the 30 years that Wanås has had their art. Landskrona’s famous sculpture “Sektorns mekanik” was a guest at the Wanås in 1987, by Swedish artist Bertil Herlow Svensson.