The sculpture park
In summer 2020, another sculpture exhibition was arranged on Royal Djurgården, thanks to the new royal foundation: Princess Estelle's Cultural Foundation.
Through the foundation, The Crown Princess Couple aim to show the importance of art and culture for an open, modern society.
"We want to make contemporary art accessible, and presenting sculpture on Djurgården is an ideal way to introduce people to art and arouse their interest," explains the foundation's Executive Director Sara Sandström Nilsson.
As one of Stockholm's most popular recreation areas, which is open to everyone, all day long and all year round, Djurgården is a particularly suitable location for the exhibition.
Continuing the sculpture exhibition project
The new foundation means that the sculpture exhibition project on Royal Djurgården can continue in 2020. The exhibition will follow the three sculpture exhibitions held on Djurgården 2016–2018.
In 2018, artist Jaume Plensa's sculptures were shown on Djurgården, including three seven-metre high cast iron portraits. One of his sculptures was installed in the water of Djurgårdsbrunn Bay (Djurgårdsbrunnsviken).
In 2017, six large sculptures by Swedish artist Eva Hild were displayed.
In 2016, five monumental sculptures by British artist Tony Cragg were positioned on both sides of the Djurgårdsbrunn Bay (Djurgårdsbrunnsviken).
The previous sculpture exhibitions were initiated by Prince Daniel and arranged by Galleri Andersson/Sandström in association with the Royal Djurgården Administration.
Top image: The sculpture ‘Hoop-La’, which was featured in 2020´s acclaimed exhibition ‘Alice Aycock at Royal Djurgården’, is the first sculpture for a permanent sculpture park at Royal Djurgården in Stockholm. Photo: Johan Lindskog