Lustwarande – Platform for Contemporary Sculpture
After a nomadic artistic practice of almost twenty five years, a permanent location was opted in 2016, park De Oude Warande in Tilburg. From now on, from spring til autumn, international exhibitions and other art projects will take place at this venue, effecting that this cultural heritage will evolve into an international platform for contemporary sculpture. The name of this platform is Lustwarande.
In 2017 Lustwarande presented the following program:
Disruption – Remapping Nature, an exhibition on contemporary reflections of art on nature, and
Brief Encounters ’17, moments of event sculpture.
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Disruption – Remapping Nature / Brief Encounters ’17
Jasper Griepink – Grove 2.0 / Gratitude – Het Woud Water Geven (2017)
photography Gert Jan van Rooij

Disruption – Remapping Nature
24 June – 24 September
The renewed interest in art and nature the last few years has been remarkable, but does not come as a surprise. It concerns a holding position, a reconsideration of our ethical values, based on the realization that our earth’s resources are not inexhaustible.
Disruption – Remapping Nature focused on a number of European artists, who each shed their light on how today people perceive, define and relate to nature.
The main challenge of Disruption lay in presenting these reflections on art and nature in the ‘natural’ context of De Oude Warande. Where does the concept of nature end and does the notion of culture start?


Disruption – Remapping Nature
Lionel Estève – One (2017)
photography Gert Jan van Rooij
courtesy Galerie Perrotin Paris

Brief Encounters ’17
2 September : two event sculptures in one day
Under the title Brief Encounters a number of event sculptures, forms of sculpture which are limited in time, will be presented every year. The duration of a work may vary from a few minutes to several months. This focus on event sculpture stems from the increasing interest in this form of time based art.
On 2 September the first edition of Brief Encounters took place.
That afternoon event sculptures by Jasper Griepink (NL) and Vincent Olinet (FR) were presented. The works could only be experienced for one afternoon.

Brief Encounters ’17
Vincent Olinet – Nature Morte (2017)
photography Gert Jan van Rooij
courtesy Galerie Laurent Godin Paris