This year Lustwarande looks back with pride on twenty years of exhibition practice in De Oude Warande. For STATIONS, therefore, only artists have been invited who, mostly as young talents, have previously participated in Lustwarande. The selected artists, twelve from a list of one hundred and seventy-five, have developed oeuvres since their previous participation that have now become definitive for the international sculptural canon and are therefore of great importance to be shown.
LUSTWARANDE '21 - STATIONS
The selected artists, twelve from a list of one hundred and seventy-five, have developed oeuvres since their earlier participation that have now become definitive for the international sculptural canon and are therefore of great importance to be shown. STATIONS refers to the moment the artists participated in Lustwarande - early in their careers, or later, at various times over a twenty-year span, sometimes repeatedly - and the current phase of their careers, now that they are all mid-career and established. At the same time, the title refers to the seasonal changes so essential to the location and to the stations of life. To the passage of time, to transformation and transience, and to the aspect of walking that is so important for Lustwarande and related outdoor exhibitions. For the walker, stopping at the individual sculptures are stations in themselves. Here new stories unfold, which are tangibly but not immediately identifiable interconnected.
"Lustwarande makes you walk, for many hours (...). In other words, Lustwarande is not only an exhibition in a green setting, but also a process, a movement." Domeniek Ruyters - De Aarde Luistert Mee (Delirious Lustwarande - Excursions in Contemporary Sculpture III, 2019)
Participants in STATIONS will include: Monica Bonvicini (IT), Tom Claassen (NL), Michel François (BE) & Douglas Eynon (UK), Gereon Krebber (DE), Mark Manders (NL), Navid Nuur (IR), Ugo Rondinone (CH), Thomas Rentmeister (DE), Maria Roosen (NL), Marien Schouten (NL) and Erwin Wurm (AU).