The background – and the future
The idea for the sculpture project at Royal Djurgården was born when Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were patrons of Umeå, Cultural Capital of Europe, in 2014. A visit to Umedalens Skulpturpark sparked a wish to create something similar in Stockholm. In 2016–2018, sculpture exhibitions featuring Tony Cragg, Eva Hild and Jaume Plensa were organised by a private gallery in collaboration with the Royal Djurgården administration.
From 2020, this activity is run by the Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation, founded in autumn 2019.
The Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation will develop and grow organically and dynamically in the midst of contemporary society. Its most immediate concern is to create the Princess Estelle Sculpture Park at Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, as a popular attraction for both Swedish and international visitors. Through the project, the foundation strives to contribute to a general increased interest in contemporary art and to strengthen Sweden’s cultural position in Europe.
Foto: Foto: hiepler, brunier, ©2020 Alice Aycock. Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin and Marlborough Gallery, New York
In 2016–2018, sculpture exhibitions featuring Tony Cragg, Eva Hild and Jaume Plensa were held at Royal Djurgården at the initiative of H.R.H. Prince Daniel. These were organised by a private gallery in collaboration with the Royal Djurgården administration.
Born 1949 in Liverpool. Lives and works in Wuppertal, Germany.
Born 1966 in Lidköping. Lives and works in Sparsör, Sweden.
Born 1955 in Barcelona, Spain
where he still lives and works.