Sculpture & Nature

Usagi Greeting, 2002/2021, patinated bronze, 140 x 80 x 75 cm © Leiko Ikemura and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn. / Photo: Philipp von Matt.

The Schlossgut Schwante Sculpture Park provides a rare environment to explore sculpture in Northern and Eastern Germany, located only 25 km outside of Berlin and 45 minutes from Berlin-Mitte. The sculpture park opened to the public in 2020 with its inaugural exhibition Sculpture & Nature, showing works of leading international artists including Jean Arp, Dan Graham, Björn Dahlem, Maria Loboda, Gregor Hildebrandt or Hicham Berrada. Featuring new commissions from Carsten Nicolai and Maria Loboda, the exhibition explores relationships between art and nature.The exhibition Sculpture & Nature places works in conversation with their surroundings; 25 sculptures inhabit an expanse of rural greenery, offering a holistic outdoor art experience in which art and sculpture can merge. Sculptures include Echo by Carsten Nicolai, a dedicated meditation space reflecting a similar echo chamber to the one the artist discovered in Angkor Wat. A new neon work by Björn Dahlem will also be presented, nearby works from Monika Sosnowska and Martin Creed. Lining the trees and dotted across the park’s grounds are hammocks and chairs, creating moments to rest and absorb the artworks on view.

What is the significance of art to us at Schlossgut Schwante? It is a zone of free thinking and speculative imagination. Art refers to a long history, puts itself in context, and at the same time opens up new horizons. For us, the innovation of our project lies in the architectural peculiarity of the site. The landscape park, with its many different levels and types of vegetation, in combination with the striking facade of the castle, always offers new perspectives. We invite you to share them with us, and to discover some of your own!

Artists: Hans Arp, Hicham Berrada, Tony Cragg, Martin Creed , Björn Dahlem, Jay Gard, Dan Graham, Gregor Hildebrandt, Alexandra Hopf, Jeewi Lee, Maria Loboda, Toshihiko Mitsuya, Carsten Nicolai, David Renggli, George Rickey, Ulrich Rückriem, Yehudit Sasportas, Willem Jan Smit, Monika Sosnowska, Katja Strunz, Lee Ufan , Ai Weiwei, Toby Ziegler, Kiki Smith , Lynn Chadwick, Leiko Ikemura, Susan Philipsz, Bettina Allamoda, Angela Bulloch, Nadine Schemmann

Artistic directors: Dr. Loretta Würtenberger & Daniel Tümpel
Artistic advisors: Joost DeClerckAnnette von Spesshardt-Portatius
Director: Hanno Plate

Opening times:

Restaurant and Farm Shop
Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday:  11am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

Sculpture Park
Friday till Sunday: 11am-6pm

Courtesy of Leiko Ikemura and KEWENIG, Berlin.




Sculpture Park Schwante (Schlossgut Schwante)
Schlossplatz 1-3
16727 Oberkrämer OT Schwante