Sculpture Park Schwante

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Sculpture & Nature

The Schlossgut Schwante Sculpture Park provides a rare environment to explore sculpture in Northern and Eastern Germany, located only 25 km outside of Berlin and 45 minutes from Berlin-Mitte. The sculpture park will open to the public on June, 19th 2020 with its inaugural exhibition Sculpture & Nature, showing works of leading international artists including Jean Arp, Dan Graham, Björn Dahlem, Maria Loboda, Gregor Hildebrandt or Hicham Berrada. Featuring new commissions from Carsten Nicolai and Maria Loboda, the exhibition explores relationships between art and nature.

The exhibition Sculpture & Nature places works in conversation with their surroundings; 25 sculptures inhabit an expanse of rural greenery, offering a holistic outdoor art experience in which art and sculpture can merge. Sculptures include Echo by Carsten Nicolai, a dedicated meditation space reflecting a similar echo chamber to the one the artist discovered in Angkor Wat. A new neon work by Björn Dahlem will also be presented, nearby works from Monika Sosnowska and Martin Creed. Lining the trees and dotted across the park’s grounds are hammocks and chairs, creating moments to rest and absorb the artworks on view.
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Every two years, the park’s programme will renew, showcasing an international group of artists, accompanied by a series of engaging events. A “Yoga & Arts Festival”, agricultural markets, artist led talks and tours, monthly film nights led by Director Joachim von Vietinghoff, dance performances and regularly scheduled photography classes.

What is the significance of art to us at Schlossgut Schwante? It is a zone of free thinking and speculative imagination. Art refers to a long history, puts itself in context, and at the same time opens up new horizons. For us, the innovation of our project lies in the architectural peculiarity of the site. The landscape park, with its many different levels and types of vegetation, in combination with the striking facade of the castle, always offers new perspectives. We invite you to share them with us, and to discover some of your own!

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Allowing visitors to spend a whole day immersed in art and nature, the park also houses a restaurant where visitors can dine beside work by Moroccan artist Hicham Berrada, as well as a farm shop filled with local and home-grown products, marmalades, juices and distilled spirits.

Exhibition Sculpture & Nature

19 June – 18 October 2020 

 

OPENING HOURS

Friday till Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
 

 

ENTRY

12 €

Access to the Sculpture Park is free of charge for those living in Schwante and Oberkrämer and children up to 16 years.
 


PUBLIC TOURS:

Saturday 2 pm (3 €)
 
 

Artistic Advisor:

Joost DeClerck
 

Artistic Directors:

Annette von Spesshardt-Portatius
Dr. Loretta Würtenberger
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