2020 sculpture exhibition: Alice Aycock

This was Alice Aycocks first solo exhibition in Scandinavia, and consisted of six monumental sculptures from her acclaimed 'Turbulences' series. The exhibition took place at Royal Djurgården. 

"Through art, I wish to create alternative worlds and disrupt habitual patterns – provide new perspectives on life, so that we will be able to interpret and understand our present in a better way."

Alice Aycock

On display 7 June to 27 September 2020

Alice Aycock's exhibition was the first to be held under the management of Princess Estelle's Cultural Foundation. The exhibition period was 7 June to 27 September 2020. The sculptures was installed at Djurgårdsbrunn Bay, near the Folke Bernadotte Bridge. Opens in new window.

About the artist

Alice Aycock (born 1946) lives and works in New York, and has enjoyed great international success since the early 1970s. She was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture in 2018.

The exhibition consists of six sculptures from her acclaimed 'Turbulences' series. Some of these works have previously been displayed along New York's Park Avenue. The works are inspired by extreme weather conditions such as storms and uncontrollable tornados, and Aycock has attempted to create visual metaphors for these phenomena. She has always been fascinated by the power and energy of rotating winds and whirlpools.

Aycock's work can be found in museum collections around the world, including the Australian National Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. She is also known for her many public installations in locations including fourteen different universities in the US.


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Top image: Alice Aycock's 'Hoop-La', 2014.
Powder-coated aluminium and steel, approx. 6 x 7 metres. Source for all images: www.preks.se External link.

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Alice Aycock sculpture exhibition on Royal Djurgården

Alice Aycock has trained as an art historian, and teaches at several leading universities. Research and knowledge within other academic disciplines have been important sources of inspiration in her work. Photo: Johan Lindskog

Alice Aycock sculpture exhibition on Royal Djurgården

Six of her monumental sculptures was installed on Djurgården the summer of 2020. The works in the 'Turbulences' exhibition were inspired by extreme weather conditions.

Alice Aycock sculpture exhibition on Royal Djurgården

Alice Aycock has received recognition in an overwhelmingly male-dominated field, and is regarded as a female pioneer within sculpture. Photo: Johan Lindskog

Alice Aycock sculpture exhibition on Royal Djurgården

Aycock is known for her many public installations, which were shown for the first time in Scandinavia as a solo exhibition.


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