Tony Cragg, “Tony Cragg at Djurgården” Stockholm, June 5 – October 28, 2016
“Tony Cragg at Djurgården”
Galleri Andersson/Sandström in collaboration with the Royal Djurgården Administration.
Stockholm, June 5 – October 28, 2016
In June 2016 a unique sculpture exhibition is opening at The Royal Djurgården, Stockholm with one of the Art world’s most acclaimed artists, Tony Cragg. The exhibition is initiated by HRH Prince Daniel of Sweden and arranged by Galleri Andersson/Sandström in collaboration with the Royal Djurgården Administration.
When the most essential sculptors in contemporary art are listed, Tony Cragg is a vital name. Since his breakthrough in 1979, Cragg has received the Turner Prize, the ‘Nobel Prize’ of the Arts, the Praemium Imperiale, and had over 250 solo exhibitions at museums and galleries all over the world such as The Louvre (Paris), MACRO (Rome) and Tate Gallery (Liverpool).
The exhibition at Djurgården consist of five monumental sculptures where two will be placed by the water below Rosendal Palace whilst the others will be installed along the boardwalk below Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology and The Museum of Ethnography.
The artistic clout of the sculptures is founded in a distinct visual language with astonishing material properties. The powerful sculptures may at first glimpse look like something that does not come from our time, but instead have been designed by nature itself over thousands of years. For visitors on Djurgården, this will be an exclusive opportunity to experience the eminence of Cragg’s works in an environment where it´s presented best.
Galleri Andersson/Sandström has an extensive experience in producing sculpture exhibitions. During more than 20 years the gallery has collaborated with Balticgruppen in Umeå and founded Umedalen skulpturpark. The idea of a sculpture exhibition in Stockholm came up during the Crown Princess Couple visit in the park 2014. It is with great pleasure that Gallery
Andersson/Sandström now presents a temporary sculpture exhibition at Djurgården in collaboration with the Royal Djurgården Administration, initiated by Prince Daniel of Sweden.
Images courtesy of Gallery and the Artist