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Sanne Vaassen, Fractals (2018) (detail)

Kasteel Wijlre presents, in collaboration with Lismore Castle Arts (Ireland), the international group exhibition Traces. With works by 10 contemporary artists, whose contributions are interwoven with artworks from the (former) collection of Jo and Marlies Eyck, Traces explores relationship between art and nature. The exhibition is presented in the Hedge House, the Coach House and the Garden.

With: Jean-Marc Bustamante – Alan Butler – Ger van Elk – Anne-Charlotte Finel – Michel François – Noémie Goudal – Martin Healy – Siobhán Hapaska – Tony Matelli – Giuseppe Penone – Diana Scherer – Thomas Trum – Sanne Vaassen – Michael John Whelan.

The designed gardens, planting, and surrounding landscapes of Castle Wijlre and Lismore Castle Arts are in a continuous state of change that is both respectful of tradition and always open to contemporary developments. It is this dynamic of the past and present, of management and conservation, of reflection and provocation, and of growth and decay that is reflected in the exhibition’s artworks. Walking around the country estate, Traces subtly reveals the idea of conflict: a battle that leaves its mark and is constantly present in nature.

Curators: Paul McAree and Brigitte Bloksma


Buitenplaats Wijlre, Kerkpad 1, 6321 PX Wijlre, the Netherlands


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