Sculpture in Nature is the permanent outdoor exhibition at Artipelag. The works can be seen along the walking paths in the surrounding forests and meadows, along the shores and at the entrance.
As its name suggests, Sculpture in Nature is about the synergy created when artworks are displayed against a natural backdrop rather than in the customary neutral white cube. A synergy that has always been very important at Artipelag, not simply via the placement of artworks, but also through the venue’s architecture, and the way that natural elements occupy space indoors and are welcomed in through the walls and roof.
The exhibition include works by Nordic as well as international artists. Jaume Plensa, Maria Miesenberger, Lars Nisson, Klara Kristalova, Joel Fisher and Per Kirkeby are represented, among others.
The most recent addition is the Belgian sculptor Berlinde De Bruyckere’s work Rodt, January 6 (2012) which has been placed at the entrance yard. The sculpture depicts a dead deer, a reminder of the interplay between people and nature, and of the delicate balance that we need to preserve.
Sculpture in Nature is an ongoing process and Artipelag’s art department are continuously working on adding new pieces, both permanent and on loan. Art works change location regularly to new surroundings to create a new context and to maintain the exhibition’s dynamic format.
News on the exhibition is regularly published on this page and new art works will be added, primarily during the summer season.