SCHLOSSGUT SCHWANTE SCULPTURE PARK — RECOMMENDED BY OLGA POTSCHERNINA

SCHLOSSGUT SCHWANTE SCULPTURE PARK — RECOMMENDED BY OLGA POTSCHERNINA

Now is the season to head to the countryside, clear your head and – thanks to Schlossgut Schwante Sculpture Park – see some art. Since launching in June 2020, these manor house grounds have been home to sculptures from the likes of Ai Weiwei, Tony Cragg, Hans Arp and Gregor Hildebrandt. The power of these works is heightened in a natural environment, appearing so surreal as to be from another planet. Walking round, you encounter George Rickey’s stainless steel plates dancing leisurely in the wind, a nightmarish crumpled black staircase from Monika Sosnowska, and Gregor Hildebrandt’s huge tower of shell-shaped vinyl records. Toshihiko Mitsuya’s aluminium foliage blends sculpture and nature, the metallic shine of the material contrasting the fine floral forms. When the wind blows through Mitsuya’s leaves, the individual elements rub against each other creating a tinny rustling sounds that is somehow melodic. Maybe this is what the world of Alice in Wonderland is like? “‘This is impossible,’ said Alice. ‘Only if you believe it is,’ replied The Mad Hatter.” (Text: Olga Potschernina / Artworks: Martin Creed, George Rickey & Toshihiko Mitsuya / Photos: Olga Potschernina & Leo Pompinon)

Berlin-born Olga Potschernina is an art historian working at Radioeins. She is most at home in the city’s numerous museums and galleries.

Schlossgut Schwante Sculpture Park, Schlosspl.1–3, 16727 Oberkrämer; map
Fri–Sun 11–18h
Take the RB 55 to Schwante station. The park is a 50 km drive from Berlin. @schlossgut.schwante

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