Welcome to the Princess Estelle Sculpture Park in the summer of 2022! This year we are presenting Yinka Shonibare CBE. During the entire activity period 2 June – 25 September, we and our partners offer a large number of activities. The list is updated on an ongoing basis.
A guided tour is held daily at 1 pm, free of charge. The tour is held in Swedish or English, no pre-registration necessary. All visitors will receive this years PREKS catalogue and selected art magazines. There are also audio guides available 24/7 here.
The Museum of Ethnography
Catch the wind – a textile workshop in the Ethnographic Museum’s Park
Under the trees in the park of the Museum of Ethnography, we create flags and pennants made of recycled textiles. Yinka Shonibare CBE often works with undulating textiles in his artworks, a theme also used in this years sculpture Wind Sculpture in Bronze I. In this workshop we will be working with textile and use wind as the main theme.
Thursday–Saturday 3 pm in the Ethnographis museum’s park, 30 June t0 14 August.
Ethnographic objects, art and design
The National Museums of World Culture invite you to an interactive conversation at the Ethnographic Museum. The panel consists of artists from the African diaspora, who are invited to choose objects from the museums collections to reflect on. The starting point is the format Meet the collection, which has been developed within the exhibition project Africa in progress.
27 August at the Ethnographic Museum.
Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design
An interactive audio guide aimed at teenagers and a digital workshop based on this year’s art have been designed by graduating students from Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design.
National museum of Science and Technology
The National Museum of Science and Technology offers a creative workshop aimed at families and youth. At the workshop, participants will learn techniques for creating their own patterns and repetitions, inspired by the African fabrics that form the basis of this year’s sculpture. There will also be an outdoor craft station where passers-by of all ages can put together their own colorful patterns using colorful pieces of wood in different shapes. Read more here
In the new extension Liljevalchs +, three films by Yinka Shonibare CBE where the artist has worked on redesigning famous works of art or historical events are shown. The first one takes us to Gustav III’s famous masquerade ball, the second is based on the famous ballet Swan Lake and the last on an aria from the opera La Traviata. Read more here
Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art
The group exhibition Elective Affinities shown at Magazine III includes three works by Yinka Shonibare CBE. Representatives from Magazine III will also participate in the National Museum’s symposium on 1 September.
Moderna Museet displays Yinka Shonibare CBE’s sculpture Vasa Ship from 2004 in the museum’s foyer. Vasa is the oldest preserved ship from the 17th century, a century of trade lines, world voyages, colonialism and – foremost – the slave trade. In his replica of the boasting ship, Shonibare connects historical and global threads across oceans and continents and recalls Sweden’s role in the world and the world’s role in Sweden.
Based on Yinka Shonibare CBE’s art and themes, the National Museum is arranging a symposium on 1 September, consisting of lectures and panel discussions with representatives from the Museum of Ethnography, the Stockholm School of Economics, the Museum of Modern Art and the Magazine III Museum of Contemporary Art.
Thursday 1 September at 4–6 pm. Södra Ljusgården, entrance floor, National Museum, Södra Blasieholmshamnen, Stockholm
Scholarship and public art
Stockholm School of Economics
Yinka Shonibare CBE will make a permanent decoration in a classroom at the Stockholm School of Economics. In addition, a Shonibare scholarship will be established, which the school’s students will be able to apply for to travel and spend a month at the Yinka Shonibare Foundation’s residence in Lagos or Ijebu in Nigeria.
In connection with the inauguration of Yinka Shonibare CBE’s public sculpture Wind Sculpture in Bronze I at Djurgården, Yinka Shonibare CBE came to Moderna Museet on 1 June for a public conversation with Lena Essling, curator of Moderna Museet and Sara Sandström Nilsson, Executive Director of the Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation. Watch the artist talk here.
After the conversation a dance performance by choreographer Joakim Stephenson premiered, inspired by Shonibare’s work Wind Sculpture in Bronze I.
The dance performance will also result in film, produced by Palle Lindqvist, that will be recorded at Drottningholms Slottsteater
Brittish Embassy, Nigerian Embassy
H.R.H. Prince Daniel, the British Ambassador Mrs Judith Gough, the Ambassador of Nigeria in Stockholm Mr B.B Hamman, Sara Sandström Nilsson and Yinka Shonibare CBE will speak at the inauguration ceremony on 2 June at 1 pm.