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 May, 3rd 2020 with its inaugural exhibition Sculpture & Nature, showing works of leading international artists including Ai Weiwei, Richard Serra, Richard Long, Tony Cragg and Jean Arp. Featuring new commissions from Carsten Nicolai and Maria Loboda, the exhibition explores relationships between art and nature.
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!
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 such as Wagyu beef, marmalades, juices and distilled spirits.
Exhibition Sculpture & Nature
3 May – 4 October 2020
Sunday 3 May 2020, from 12pm
Annette von Spesshardt-Portatius
Dr. Loretta Würtenberger