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Sculpture in nature

Outdoor exhibition
Permanent exhibition
Foto av Jaume Plensas verk Ainsa IV från 2012

Entrance fees

Adults and students
50 SEK
Art.Pass holders
Free
Children/youths (0-17 years)
Free

Sculpture in nature is Artipelag’s permanent outdoor exhibition. The works can be seen along the walking paths in the surrounding woods and meadows, along the seashore and in the courtyard.

As the name suggests, Sculpture in Nature is all about the interaction that occurs when art is placed in nature and not as customary in the neutral white cube. An interaction that has always been of great importance at Artipelag, not only through the position of the art works but also through the architecture and how nature’s elements find a place inside and is allowed through walls and ceilings.

Sculpture in nature include art works by Nordic as well as international artists. In the permanent exhibition we find Jaume Plensa, Maria Miesenberger, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Lars Nilsson, Klara Kristalova, Joel Fisher and Per Kirkeby etc.

Sculpture in nature is an ongoing process and new art works – both permanent and borrowed – are continuously added to the exhibition. The art works are sometimes also given new positions to form new contexts and to keep the dynamic format of the exhibition.

New art works in the Sculpture Park

Bigert & Bergström’s Solar Egg is presented as a permanent sculpture in Sculpture in Nature. Its position, on a rock by the water edge of Baggensfjärden, is believed to become a landmark for Artipelag’s visitor, whether arriving by land or by boat.

The first time Solar Egg was displayed at Artipelag was in connection with the exhibition by the artist duo Bigert & Bergström in 2017. When the sculpture now is reinstated, it will be as a sculpture in the permanent outdoor exhibition Sculpture in Nature.

Solar Egg was originally produced by the artist duo Bigert & Bergström (Mats Bigert, b.1965 och Lars Bergström b.1962) commissioned by Riksbyggen and placed in Kiruna. The sculpture was then a social sculpture used as a sauna, where the inhabitants of Kiruna could meet and where the residents of Kiruna could get together and discuss the transformation the city was facing in connection with the expansion of the iron ore mining.

Skulptur – Bigert & Bergström: Solar Egg
Skulptur – Bigert & Bergström Solar Egg

Bigert & Bergström’s artistry is rooted in historical and scientific theories, often related to social issues and climate change. The conceptual dimension places their work at the intersection of man, nature and technology. With large-scale installations and sculptures, the duo creates a visual point of entry to complicated issues that not only consist of scientific statements. Their work has an ability to engage our senses and require an active participation of the audience.

Practical information

Stele – Per Kirkeby
Kvinnlig energipunkt – Ulrika Sparre
Pojke – Lars Nilsson
Rodt – Berlinde De Bruyckeres