Elmgreen & Dragset: Death of a Collector, 2009 Mixed media 100 x 600 x 200 cm / Courtesy of Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid Photo by: Anders Sune Berg
Elmgreen & Dragset will address recurring themes of their artistic practice, particularly those that relate to “Biography”, their upcoming solo exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley Museum.
“Throughout their career, Elmgreen & Dragset have redefined the way in which art is presented and experienced. Drawing from disciplines as divergent as institutional critique, social politics, performance and architecture, in their sculptures and installations the artists reconfigure the familiar with characteristic wit and subversive humour.” – Victoria Miro
Michael Elmgreen, born in Copenhagen, Denmark and Ingar Dragset, born in Trondheim, Norway live and work between London and Berlin, their collaborative practice began in 1995. Reacent solo shows and projects include; “A Space called Public“, an extensive public art program in Munich, Germany, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset (2012-2013), “Tomorrow“, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K. (2013), “HAN“, permanent public artwork installed at Kulturværftet Helsingør, Denmark (2012), “Happy Days in the Art World“, Performa 11, New York University Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, U.S.A. / The Tramway, Glasgow, U.K. (2011), “The One and the Many“, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2011), Elmgreen & Dragset“, Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark (2011)