Installation shot: Mikael Richter, Allt förlöper fint, 2007, vinyl on aluminium, 23 x 64 cm
ROOFTOP SCULPTURE PARK AND ART BAR OPENS
IN CENTRAL STOCKHOLM
EXOPARK ART BAR, SVEAVÄGEN 44
OPEN ALL SUMMER, 12 – 10 pm
On June 26 this summer's most exciting art experience will open. The Swedish artist Thomas Hämén has created a customised Absolut Art Bar at the rooftop of Diligentias building at Sveavägen 44, and Galleri Andersson/Sandström has curated a sculpture park with 16 sculptures. Urban Deli will also be present with a bar, café, restaurant and marketplace. The roof will be open the whole summer from noon until 10 pm, all days until late September.
The sculpture park
The sculpture park with 16 sculptures is organised and curated by Galleri Andersson/Sandström. It will be possible to see pointy signs, organic bronze and colourful enigmatic sculptures in works by Tony Cragg, Astrid Sylwan, Mikael Richter, Roland Persson, Kari Cavén and Wilhelm Mundt presented in an environment not unlike The Highline in NYC. Guided tours possible.
Exopark Art Bar
In Thomas Hamén’s installation Exopark, the artist has looked at the sensation of being present somewhere and at the same time be distant and feel like an observer. The installation consists of a sound based art surveillance system, with sound pipes that transports sound from one place to another. This result in an experience of eavesdropping. Thomas Hamén (b.1987) is a Swedish artist working in Berlin and Stockholm. He graduated from the Riyal Academy of Arts in Stockholm 2015.
Absolut Art Bar
Absolut has a tradition of making spectacular Art Bars with art installations in collaboration with artists worldwide. Art Basel in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach and Art Dubai is just some of the locations where artists like Adrian Wong, Mickalene Thomas, Nadim Abbas and art collective Caravan have created Art Bars. The installations are something out of the ordinary, where the artist constructs another world and an experience which resembles travelling through time more than a place. This summer an Art Bar is built high up in the Stockholm sky.
Galleri Andersson/Sandström is based in Stockholm and Umeå. As one of Scandinavia’s leading galleries focusing on contemporary art, it represents established names and emerging artists. The gallery has a special interest in sculpture and public commissions, but both painting and photography can also be found in the exhibition program.
Innstalation shot: Tony Cragg, Wild Relatives, 2012.
bronze, 104 x 78 x 79 cm
It will be possible to book guided tours of the sculpture park and the Art Bar. For 150 SEK per person includes a drink of choice (alcohol free alternative is available). Minimum 10 persons.
Urban Deli is a mix of a bar, café, restaurant and a mini market, with locations at Nytorget (Skånegatan 76), Sickla shopping area, a pop-in at MOOD gallerian and Sveavägen 44.
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For enquiries regarding the sculpture park, please contact Galleri Andersson/Sandström.