In 2000, De Oude Warande proved highly suitable as location and inspiration for contemporary art. The success of the international exhibition Lustwarande / Pleasure-Garden, originally staged as a one time refurbishment of the Baroque garden, asked for continuation. Since then editions have taken place every four years. With each edition a state of the art in recent developments in international sculpture was presented.
Since 2015 Lustwarande – Platform for Contemporary Sculpture stages exhibitions at this venue on an annual basis, every four years a survey of recent international developments, in the years in between smaller, thematic exhibitions. Every year also two editions of Brief Encounters take place. During one afternoon three event sculptures are staged, forms of ephemeral sculpture, which are bound in time and of which ultimately nothing remains.
Lustwarande follows developments in sculpture at an international level. Research and experimentation, site specificity and temporality are key concepts. A large part of the artworks is produced by Lustwarande. Whenever possible it concerns international co-productions.
Since 2019 Lustwarande is the statutory name of the foundation, formerly known as Fundament Foundation.
Lustwarande has a PBO-status.
RSIN: 90981 61
De Oude Warande
De Oude Warande was laid out between 1712 and 1715 by the German prince Wilhelm von Hessen-Kassel (Wilhelm VIII), at that time lord of the manor of Tilburg and Goirle. He had De Oude Warande created as a modest forest for hunting and pleasure, situated along the road from Breda to Tilburg. The word warande stems from the French varenne, which means hunting- or pleasure-garden. The main design is a ‘sterrenbos’ (a ‘star wood’, or a wood with paths forming the shape of a star), with the paths of the four quadrants laid out as four different geometric shapes, and so making the woodlands into a maze. After being landscaped, pleasure gardens of this kind were usually enlivened with mythical sculptures, grottoes, fountains and ponds, which provided a setting for fêtes galantes. No traces of statues have ever been found in De Oude Warande and it is not known whether it was ever intended that statues should be installed. Shortly before the realisation of the park Wilhelm VIII left Tilburg.
In 1952, the city council of Tilburg became the owner of De Oude Warande. Between 1989 and 2010 work has been taking place on a complete restoration of the original Baroque design.
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Lucien Kuijsters, treasurer
The board is honorary.
Thomas Bedaux, architect
Guido Geelen, artist
Ambassadors are honorary.
|Nicholas Baume||director Public Art Fund, New York|
|Dominic van den Boogerd||artistic councelling and research De Ateliers, Amsterdam|
|Tom Claassen||artist, Breda|
|Ann Demeester||director Kunsthaus Zurich|
|Wim van de Donk||Rector Magnificus Tilburg University|
|Piet Hein Eek||industrial designer, Eindhoven|
|Sjarel Ex||former director Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam|
|Antony Gormley||artist, London|
|Xavier Hufkens||founding gallery director, Brussels|
|Anish Kapoor||artist, London|
|Hicham Khalidi||director Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht|
|Maxine Kopsa||dean De Ateliers, Amsterdam|
|Joep van Lieshout||artist, Rotterdam|
|Mark Manders||artist, Ronse|
|Sohrab Mohebbi||director Sculpture Centre, New York|
|Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen||director De Pont Museum, Tilburg|
|Johan Pas||director Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp|
|Lisette Pelsers||director Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo|
|Emily Pethick||director Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam|
|Timo de Rijk||director Design Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch|
|Ugo Rondinone||artist, New York|
|Maria Roosen||artist, Arnhem|
|Martijn Sanders||collector, Amsterdam|
|Rob van Steen||director Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg|
|Susanne Swarts||director Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar|
|Ranti Tjan||director Royal Academy of Art, The Hague|
|Steven Vandervelden||director STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound, Louvain|
|Henk Visch||artist, Eindhoven, Berlin|
|Fons Welters||founding gallery director, Amsterdam|
|Theo Weterings||mayor of the city of Tilburg|
|Sara Weyns||director Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp|
|Godfrey Worsdale||director Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds|
Lustwarande can only come about with the valued support of you, our audience. Your support directly benefits our international programme. As a Friend of Lustwarande you contribute to these activities every year and you are part of a group of lovers of contemporary sculpture in the best preserved star-shaped forest in the Netherlands.
If you would like to become a Friend of Lustwarande, please contact us.
Lustwarande has a PBO status.
RSIN: 0090981 61
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When is Lustwarande open?
Lustwarande is this year open from 27 August till 22 October.
The ticket-desk is open from 11.30am - 4pm. Tickets are also available at Grotto, open from 10am - 5pm.
Where can I park my car?
You can park your car for free at the carpark of Auberge du Bonheur, Bredaseweg 441.
Are there guided tours?
Yes, you can take part in a scheduled guided tour or book a private guided tour. For more information please look at our Visitors page.
Can Lustwarande be visited on bike?
Yes, but it is recommended to visit the exhibition strolling.
Can the exhibition be visited in a wheelchair?
Yes, all sculptures can be seen but unfortunately not all works can be viewed up close when seated in a wheelchair.
Are dogs allowed in the park?
Yes, as long as they are on a leash.
What about the presence of processionary caterpillars in the park?
There are practically no processionary caterpillars in the park and trees that have or had them are all clearly marked. None of the paths with marked trees have to be strolled to see the exhibition.
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