Nature as material for sculpture

Contact person

Ilaria Specos
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Articles on the topic

Peter Randall Page, Granite Song, 1991 - photo Chris Chapman
Koen Vanmechelen, Nato a Venezia, Open University of Diversity, 54th Venice Biennale, 2011 - photo Stoffel Hias ©Koen Vanmechelen
Herman de Vries, In Memoriam de Koien, 2015 - The Verbeke Foundation

Looking forwards at sculpture network - a theme for 2016

Rappaport, Global Raft – melting sculptures, 2015
Looking forwards at sculpture network  - a theme for 2016

While our world leaders discuss the planet’s future, art facilitates a conduit of enquiry concerning the human condition, its habitat, behaviour, social condition and political aspirations.

For quite some time, land art, eco art, bio art, environmental art, art in nature, ecoventions, earthworks… are terms we see in connection to the visual arts, which reflect this major concern today. During 2016 sculpture network’s programmes will address this enquiry at its programmes taking place throughout Europe.

XIV International Forum 2016

Nils-Udo, Untitled, crack in lava, "laternes" flowers, 96 x 124 cm, La Réunion, 1998
XIV International Forum 2016 Sculpting Nature: LandArt, EcoArt, BioArt

XIV International Forum 2016 Sculpting Nature: LandArt, EcoArt, BioArt

Antwerp and Brussels, Belgium

29 September - 1 October 2016

Curator: Anne Berk, Art Critic

In Cooperation with Verbeke Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW)Vanhaerents Art Collection and Boghossian Foundation-Villa Empain


European Dialogues series 2016

This is a year long series of Dialogues on land art, eco art, bio art, environmental art, art in nature, ecoventions and earthworks, taking place during 2016.
Including experts talks, discussions and curated visits throughout Europe at multiple venues.

sculpture network Dialogues offer the possibility of meeting colleagues interested in sculpture in your area and ensure a local network of like-minded people with whom to establish professional ties.

Rappaport "Global Raft-melting sculptures", 2015 and Conny Konrads “Walkaway", 2013
Artist talk with Cornelia Konrads and Thomas Rappaport

Saturday, 26 November 2016
14:00 - 18:00

Nature as material for sculpture: expert talks and round table discussion

Friday, 28 October 2016
18:00 - 20:30
University for the Creative Arts

Victor Agius, 2. Presepju, rustic stones, roots, hessaien, sheep's wool, straw and 23 carat gold on carrara marble.
Opening of the exhibition "Universal Individual": curated visit and artist talk

Saturday, 15 October 2016
19:00 - 21:00
The International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza

Dangerous Plants - Achtung Plastik, Christiane Lehmann und Dieter Konsek
Curated visit of the art path'parallele landschaft'

Curated visit of the art path<br/>'parallele landschaft'

Wilhelmsdorf, Germany (Lake Costance region)

Sunday, 16 October 2016
13:30 - 16:00
Nature conservation centre Wilhelmsdorf

Visit to the KUNSTLABOR BAMBERG and meet the artist Rosa Brunner

Sunday, 18 September 2016
11:00 - 13:00

Karl Chilcott, Ane Øverås
Opening of the exhibition "Art & Ecology" curated visit and artist talks

Saturday, 3 September 2016
11:45 - 15:00
Konsthallen Lokstallet

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Creative workshop in Nature

Saturday, 13 August 2016
9:00 - 13:00
Susanna Andreini's studio

Meet the artist Susanne Ruoff in the sculpture exhibition of the Ruhnke's Gallery

Saturday, 9 July 2016
15:00 - 18:00
Seddiner See Findlingsgarten

Observatorium, „Warten auf den Fluss“ (Photo: Roman Mensing)
Curated visit to the international exhibition Emscherkunst 2016 "Discover art – experience the change!"
Paradisaea Apoda 2015. Präparierte Taxidermie eines großen Paradiesvogels. Courtesy: the artist and Michael Lett. Foto: Olga Pedan
Artist talk and curated visit to the Fellbach Triennial of smalle-scale sculpture

Sunday, 10 July 2016
10:30 - 13:30
Triennale Fellbach

Chant your Euro Song VVest Life KUNSTrePUBLIK photo Maurice Boyer
Visit the international exhibition Sonsbeek'16 and meet the EcoArt artist Boudewijn Corstiaensen

Saturday, 25 June 2016
10:30 - 14:30
Park Sonsbeek

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Meet the artist Anne Curry: visit her studio and sculpture garden

Saturday, 18 June 2016
11:00 - 13:00
Arkesden, near Saffron Walden

„Echo“, Greger Ståhlgren (S) – Benther Berg / Ronnenberg
Visit the Landartproject "IntraRegionale"

Saturday, 18. June 2016
14:00 - 18:00
IntraRegionale 2016

Copyright: Findlingshof Strausberg
Erratic blocks and stone art

Erratic blocks and stone art

Strausberg, Germany

Saturday, 18 June 2016
13:30 - 19:00
Findlingshof Strausberg

Monika Müller-Klug, Welle über Land, 2002
Founded in green and granite: Visit to the Sculpture Garden Damnatz and experts talks

Saturday, 4 June 2016
14:00 - 17:00
Skulpturengarten Damnatz

© Brigitte Jutta Schaider
Memories of a forest: the sculptures of Kunsthaus Summerau

Saturday, 4 June 2016
13:30 - 16:30
Kunsthaus Summerau

Kings & Queens happeningARTexhibition – Podium discussion on the theme LandArt

Saturday, 28 May 2016
16:00 - 18:30

Visit to the Windtempel “Morgenland” with the artist Gonda van der Zwaag

Saturday, 28 May 2016
11:00 - 14:00
Museumpark Heilig Land Stichting Orientalis

Carlos de Gredos, Parajes nuncios de Infinito.
Visit the Centre for Art and Nature Cerro Gallinero during the International Meeting "Piorno en flor"

Saturday, 21 May 2016
16:00 - 22:00
Centro de Arte y Naturaleza Cerro Gallinero

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Meet the artist Rufino Mesa and visit La Comella: sculpture park in a Mediterranean forest

Saturday, 9 April 2016
11:00 - 17:00
La Comella

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new year's brunch'16

Stephanie Rhode, Sandhouse-project, Langeoog, 2007 - photo Deff Westerkamp
new year's brunch'16

sculpture network’s new year's brunch, an annual international festival designed to celebrate and promote sculpture, was hosted on Sunday 24 January by 58 participating venues throughout Europe. Each venue had a personalized programme relevant to this year’s overall theme.

Check your nearest venue and its programme here.

In 2016 ca. 4.100 of people celebrated at 58 venues in 18 countries!

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