Contemporary art in an ancient cultural landscape - Sculpture at Pilane on the island of Tjörn is a great experience for everyone, young and old alike.
Pilane is one of the most beautifully situated historical sites in Sweden with some 90 judgment circles, raised stones and other stone circles dating from the Iron Age. The ancient remains are surrounded by a cultural landscape that traces back to the Stone Age. In Pilane the sheep graze freely as they have done for thousands of years and from the mountaintops you have a breathtaking view over the sea and the beautiful archipelago north of Gothenburg.
Sculpture at Pilane is an annual exhibition of contemporary sculpture by some of the world's leading artists. Participating artists 2011 are Erwin Wurm (Austria), Eva Rothschild (Ireland), Tony Cragg (UK), Keith Edmier (USA), Lori Hersberger (Switzerland) and from Sweden: Klara Kristalova, Eric Langert, Kent Karlsson, Nils Ramhöj, Peter Tillberg and Leo Pettersson.
In part two of the exhibition you will find some of last year's highlights by British sculptor Laura Ford. In part two you can also visit our farmyard cafe with homemade specialties, our gallery with small scale works by the participating artists and our Pilane Heritage Shop with the beautiful Pilane Heritage sheepskins, all in a vibrant rural setting with animals grazing in the surrounding nature reserve.
Sculpture at Pilane is arranged by Pilane Heritage Foundation in cooperation with the National Heritage Board of Sweden.