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New exhibition at Wanås tells many stories

This year's big exhibition at "Wanås Konst" (Wanås Art) wants to highlight art that tells more than one story, "Not a Single Story II". The exhibition wants to emphasize the danger with only one story. A large audience came to the opening ceremony on the 5th of May.
Wanås • Publicerad 9 maj 2019
Elisabeth Millqvist explained the background of the exhibition at the preview on the 5th of May.
Elisabeth Millqvist explained the background of the exhibition at the preview on the 5th of May.Foto: Victor Lindstammer

The exhibition is based on the internationally acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's well-known text with the same name, "The danger of a single story".

Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell are artistic directors at Wanås Konst. They are responsible for the exhibition.

"If you say," not just one story ", then it feels important to have different impressions and inputs. That’s how it is with many artists, said Elisabeth Millqvist, artistic director at Wanås Konst.
"If you say," not just one story ", then it feels important to have different impressions and inputs. That’s how it is with many artists, said Elisabeth Millqvist, artistic director at Wanås Konst.Foto: Victor Lindstammer

Elisabeth explains that the background is an exhibition with the same name in South Africa. There, 25 artists shared different stories. This time, there are eight artists from all over the world taking part.

Artists Santiago Mostyn, Lungiswa Gqunta, Anike Joyce Sadiq, Gunilla Klingberg and Peter Geschwind are taking part in the exhibition.
Artists Santiago Mostyn, Lungiswa Gqunta, Anike Joyce Sadiq, Gunilla Klingberg and Peter Geschwind are taking part in the exhibition.Foto: Victor Lindstammer

Visitors to the preview of the exhibition were delighted with the new exhibition's international approach.

- They are very professional artistic directors. They have lifted up Wanås Konst and done it internationally, it’s starting to get really big, said Krister Wall, visitor and architect himself.

He lives in Knislinge and came to Wanås with his friends Marianne and Olle Henricson.

Krister Wall has visited Wanås Konst for many years, here with friends Marianne Henricson, Gunnel and Lennart Petersohn and Olle Henricson.
Krister Wall has visited Wanås Konst for many years, here with friends Marianne Henricson, Gunnel and Lennart Petersohn and Olle Henricson.Foto: Victor Lindstammer

- It’s an exciting exhibition and very beautiful, Marianne said.

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