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Elmgreen & Dragset

Short Story . 2020

Elmgreen & Dragset . Short Story . 2020 afasia (2)

+ König Gallery

Short Story sets the stage for a match between two boys. When entering the gallery space visitors will encounter an almost full-size tennis court, slightly raised off the ground. A net in the middle divides the two players and creates a sort of horizontal diptych. The white lines painted onto the orange-brown ground surface not only indicate the set rules of the sport, but also visually remind us of the grid principles of Modernism and the road markings that regulate our behavioural patterns within public space. Continue reading Elmgreen & Dragset

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Elmgreen & Dragset

It’s Not What You Think . 2019

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photos: © Photography Roberto Ruiz . + The Blueproject Foundation

“It’s Not What You Think” transforms Il Salotto into a different setting: an abandoned, underground boiler room with tubes crisscrossing the space. The artist duo continues their practice of altering art spaces by turning the white cube gallery room into a location that contrasts the discreet format in which contemporary art is normally presented. Continue reading Elmgreen & Dragset

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Elmgreen & Dragset

AT THE GRAND PALAIS

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+ Galerie Perrotin

For one day only, Elmgreen & Dragset present Galerie Perrotin’s FIAC art fair booth, alone and freestanding in the middle of the Grand Palais, exactly as it will appear one month later at the actual fair, on the same spot and with the same artworks on display. The modest scale of the single booth—in relation to the enormity of the Grand Palais—exposes the architectural simplicity of an art fair booth and its fragile character when suddenly stripped of its normal context. Continue reading Elmgreen & Dragset

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Elmgreen & Dragset

Biography exhibition . 2014

Photos: Anders Sune Berg © Galerie Perrotin . + Contemporary Art Daily

Using humour, poetry, and spectacular visual devices, Elmgreen & Dragset create universes in which even familiar, mundane institutional spaces and banal domestic settings suddenly appear as magical. Through the artists’ alterations and displacements of ordinary designs, new realities start to unfold. Continue reading Elmgreen & Dragset