Skulptur i Pilane 2021
Skulptur i Pilane 2021
Skulptur i Pilane 2010

UNDER THE OPEN SKY!

Pilane is nature’s own art gallery, eight hectares of cultivated land where you can roam freely under the open sky. Wander on your own or in a small group with your family and friends. Against the backdrop of the scenic Bohuslän archipelago, you can enjoy the art, the sea, the landscape and the history of this place that goes back thousands of years.

SEAN SCULLY
STANDING ON THE LAND

In 2021, Pilane celebrates 15 years as a sculpture park by showing a solo exhibition, Standing on the Land, which consists of six monumental sculptures by Sean Scully, one of the most well-known artists on the international art scene today. Read more about the artist and his works in the exhibition catalog. Text by Joanna Persman:

Artists also visiting Sculpture in Pilane this summer are Erwin Wurm, Maria Miesenberger, Jenny Carlsson, Liva Isakson Lundin, Elsa Binder Ekedahl and the Spanish artist duo Codersh & Malavia.

Revisiting artists are Tony Cragg, Ida Koitila and Jaume Plensa.

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PILANE HERITAGE MUSEUM
Skulptur i Pilane 2021

Konstnärer
Artists 2021

Venice Sleeper by Sean Scully

Venice Sleeper
Sean Scully

Fat Convertible by Erwin Wurm

Fat Convertible
Erwin Wurm

Skulptur i Pilane 2020
Giant by Coderch & Malavia

Giant of Salt
Coderch & Malavia

Learning to Fly by Coderch & Malavia

Learning to fLy
Coderch & Malavia

Himmel lätt och tung som bly (Kärna) by Jenny Carlsson

Himmel lätt och tung som bly (Kärna)
Jenny Carlsson

Reflection on the presence of Time by Maria Miesenberger

Reflection on the presence of Time
Maria Miesenberger

Vein by Liva Isakson Lundin

Vein
Liva Isakson Lundin

Spring by Tony Cragg

Spring
Tony Cragg

Skulptur i Pilane 2020
Earth by Ida Koitila

Earth
Ida Koitila

In praise of Subtleties by Elsa Binder Ekedahl

In praise of Subtleties
Elsa Binder Ekedahl

Stainless Steel Stack by Sean Scully

Pale Stack
Sean Scully

Skulptur i Pilane 2020

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UNDER THE OPEN SKY!

Pilane is nature’s own art gallery, eight hectares of cultivated land where you can roam freely under the open sky. Wander on your own or in a small group with your family and friends. Against the backdrop of the scenic Bohuslän archipelago, you can enjoy the art, the sea, the landscape and the history of this place that goes back thousands of years.

Anna av Jaume Plensa

REFLECTION ON THE PRESENCE OF TIME av Maria Miesenberger

MARIA MIESENBERGER

REFLECTION ON THE PRESENCE OF TIME


Himmel lätt och tung som bly (Kärna) av Jenny Carlsson

JENNY CARLSSON

HIMMEL LÄTT OCH TUNG SOM BLY (KÄRNA)


In Praise of Subtleties av Elsa Binder Ekedhl

ELSA BINDER EKEDAHL

IN PRAISE OF SUBTLETIES


Vein av Liva Isakson Lundin

Standing on the Land av Sean Scully

SEAN SCULLY

STANDING ON THE LAND

In 2021, Pilane celebrates 15 years as a sculpture park by showing a solo exhibition, Standing on the Land, which consists of six monumental sculptures by Sean Scully, one of the most well-known artists on the international art scene today.

Read more about the artist and his works in the exhibition catalog. Text by Joanna Persman:


PILANE - A MEETING PLACE FOR PEOPLE AND CULTURE DURING THOUSANDS OF YEARS

12.000 år years ago. Pilane was covered by a one-kilometer thick blanket of ice.

10.000 år years ago. Some of the ice sheet had melted and the high sections of Pilane stood above water. Reindeer hunters followed flocks of reindeers grazing at the edges of the inland ice.

4.500 år years ago. Farming Stone Age. Traces of seasonal settlements can be found where the parking area is situated today. Among other things, there have been finds of Funnel beaker pottery – ornate and very beautiful. Enormous shell banks were created, giving Pilane the calcium soil that has enabled today’s rich variety in species.

3.000 år years ago. Bronze Age. Ceramic artefacts have been found near today’s parking area, which was a beach back then. The nearby rock carving with 15 ships dates back to this time.

2.000 år years ago. A large settlement was active at Pilane. The grave sites contain about 90 visible graves dating back to 500 BC - 1000 AD. The graves date from the Roman Iron, and the Migration Age. There are also stone circles known as "Judges Rings" used as court loci.

Present. Archaeological excavations have revealed that Pilane was not just a settlement and burial place, but furthermore a social and cultural meeting place. Pilane's function as a meeting place is also the focus today. In the prehistoric grave-field surroundings, the sculpture exhibition has been displaying art works by leading artists from all over the globe since 2007. New works of art are presented each summer.

Sculpture in Pilane is a private, independent and non-commercial initiative run by Pilane Heritage Museum.

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