Skulptur utställning stiftelse Kungl. Djurgården

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

The Royal Djurgården sculpture exhibition

The initial focus of the new foundation is on continuing the sculpture exhibition project on Royal Djurgården. In summer 2017, sculptures by Swedish artist Eva Hild were displayed. Photo: Patrik C Österberg/TT

The Royal Djurgården sculpture exhibition

In summer 2016, British sculptor Tony Cragg's works were displayed on Djurgården. This piece is titled Turbo. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

The Royal Djurgården sculpture exhibition

In summer 2018, works by Jaume Plensa – one of the world's leading creators of public art – were shown on Djurgården. Photo: Karin Törnblom/TT

The Royal Djurgården sculpture exhibition

The previous sculpture exhibitions on Djurgården have been initiated by Prince Daniel and financed privately. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

The Royal Djurgården sculpture exhibition

The new royal foundation means that the sculpture project can continue. Through the foundation, The Crown Princess Couple want to show the importance of art and culture for an open, modern society. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

permanent sculpture park

The Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation has acquired its first sculpture for a permanent sculpture park in Stockholm. The sculpture ‘Hoop-La’, which was featured in this year’s acclaimed exhibition ‘Alice Aycock at Royal Djurgården’, will remain at Royal Djurgården. In their long-term planning for developing the parkland around Rosendal Palace, the Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces and the Royal Djurgården administration have decided to include art as an essential element


PRINCESS ESTELLE'S CULTURAL FOUNDATION
The foundation is based on a royal tradition of promoting culture in Sweden. The Crown Princess Couple want to bring this tradition up to date, demonstrating their long-term ambitions with the creation of Princess Estelle's Cultural Foundation.

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