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“A Clear Day” – Outdoor exhibition at Nääs Castle, Sweden

“A Clear Day” is an outdoor art exhibition at Nääs Slott, situated just outside Gothenburg. Artists from the Nordic region are invited; Lise Wulff (N), Maria Lilja (S), Mikael Hansen (D), Kaisu Koivisto (F), Cecilia Parsberg (S), Greger Stålgren (S), Helena Maria Ekenger (S) and Agneta Segerfelt (S).

Migration is the conceptual framework of the exhibition, in a broad perspective. The first human beings came to Nääs during the bronze age. Starting from the human cradle in the south east area of Africa, our predecessors moved through the Middle East and further up north through Europe and to the Nordic region. The artists are invited to reflect upon this historical movement, when looking at today’s refugee situation. The title “A Clear Day” invites to look at migration with a fresh view and within an historical context.

Lise Wulff participates with two art works, one of them being “May the Future be a Friendly Place”. This is a larger series of works, consisting of human like shapes. For the “A Clear Day” exhibition, Wulff shows six sculptures. Five of them are situated on a tiny island in the lake of Nääs Castle, and the sixth one is situated on land, looking towards the other five.

The artists were invited to link their work to an historical place, and Wulff chose the Mediterranean as her point of reference due to the associations related to the crossing of water.

Lise Wulff installing "May the Future be a Friendly Place"

Lise Wulff installing “May the Future be a Friendly Place”



The other art work is site specific, made during the workshop period at Nääs Castle. More on that work here: “What you Bring. What you Leave”.

Exhibition period: 20th of May to 30th of September 2017. During the exhibition period there will be several seminars and work shops. Organizers are “Ett kryss för tanken” and Nääs Konsthantverk.

Thanks to the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme


Lise Wulff is granted support from the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture, financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Ministers of culture in the Baltic countries. The overall objective of the programme is to enhance cultural and artistic collaboration in the Nordic and Baltic countries by supporting traveling, networking and residential activities.