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Yinka Shonibare CBE at the Princess Estelle Sculpture Garden

Stockholm, Sweden

Permanent Installation

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, Hand-painted bronze, 78 3/4 x 61 1/8 x 43 1/4 in., 200 x 155 x 110 cm. Photo: Sofia Johansson 

Press Release

Congratulations to Yinka Shonibare CBE on the unveiling of Wind Sculpture in Bronze I, 2022, at the Princess Estelle Sculpture Garden in Stockholm. This monumental outdoor sculpture explores the notion of freezing a moment in time and sculpting the impossible--the motion of the wind. Throughout his career, Shonibare has made work that embodies concepts of contradiction and ambivalence as a way of interrogating our assumptions. This new work - made out a heavy material but resembling a weightless piece of cloth blowing in the wind - continues the exploration of this throughline in Shonibare’s work. He challenges traditional ideas about identity as being more of a construct rather than a truth.

Read more about the commission here. 

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