Road Trip! – Brahehus Ruins

dsc_0380The ruins of Brahehus Castle during sunset stir up feelings of eeriness. Perhaps it is due to their reminder of time passed, or films such as the adaption of Jane Eyre and the TV-series Outlander (my secret guilty pleasure for one very obvious reason – eye-candy Jamie Fraser duh).

dsc_0400Quite the location for a castle with its beautiful views of the ocean in the distance.



Road Trip! – Wanås Castle & Art

dsc_0317-copyMy road trip to the south of Sweden led me to Wanås, where I visited Wanås Castle. The castle is a private residence that is surrounded by an art foundation with a sculpture park and center for art.

dsc_0318-copyThis is the entrance, shop and indoor gallery space.


dsc_0328-copyThe focus of the sculpture park and center for art is international contemporary art with site-specific installations.

dsc_0311Gates of the Festival, 2014, by Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Material: neon, stop motion animation, HD video, 4 channel surround sound.

dsc_0332Al fresco dining with lunch at the picnic tables.

dsc_0336Wish Trees for Wanås, 1996/2011, by Yoko Ono.

dsc_0363-copyDetail of In Dreams, 2016, by Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Material: mixed media.

dsc_0353Pyramiden, 1989-1990, by Gunilla Bandolin.

dsc_0355Primary Structure, 2011, by Jacob Dahlgren.

dsc_0367Dining Room, 2006, by Melissa Martin.

dsc_0375-copyEven the castle façade featured an art installation with a swarm of 300 giant ants by Rafael Gomezbarros. This was extra fun as I’d already seen the swarming ant installation by at Saatchi Gallery in 2014, during their Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America exhibition.


Road Trip! – 10 Ways with Swedish Glass

dsc_0206Also at Kalmar Castle and in what used to be its foremost banquet hall during Johan III’s time, is the now converted temporary exhibition space currently showing 10 Ways with Swedish Glass (May 22 – October 30, 2016). The exhibition was created exclusively for Kalmar Castle and showcases the work of 10 different glass artists.


dsc_0215Glass art seems to be quite the hot ticket as Millesgården in Stockholm also recently showed glass art in their Swedish Contemporary Glass Art exhibition (February 6 – May 8, 2016).