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This statue called 'Life Rings' has been standing since last summer on a small hill on Djurgården island in Stockholm. It is made by the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset –Michael Elmgreen (Danish, born in 1961) and Ingar Dragset (Norwegian, born in 1969) – and is the second work of what is to become a permanent sculpture park funded by the 'Princess Estelle Foundation for Culture'.

According to Wikipedia the two artists "are known for art work that has wit and subversive humour, and also addresses social and cultural concerns".

"Life Rings" is 7,55 meters tall and enjoys a good view of the water, which is one of many narrow bays and canals of the Baltic Sea in the Stockholm archipelago.

The information sign by the statue says that it "takes a familiar object, the lifering, and multiplies it into absurdity. In the resulting tension between recognition and bewilderment, a humorous and poetic moment occurs, that might ultimately make us more aware of where we are, who we are, and that we are all dependent on each other – we must all care for each other".

My very simple analysis is that I find it catchy and funny and well worth the fairly long walk to find it.

It is made of stainless steel, lacquer and concrete.

Two photos from another angle are in the WS.

The map coordinates 59.33020 18.11424 will show you this place, but the Google view will probably be too old to include the statue.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13050 W: 572 N: 24944] (105546)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2022-07-13
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-07-25 0:21
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