Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset

Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset

Michael Elmgreen (Danish, born in 1961) and Ingar Dragset (Norwegian, born in 1968) have worked together since 1995, and currently live between London and Berlin. When they met in Copenhagen, Michael Elmgreen was a writer and Ingar Dragset studied theatre. They immediatley turned their attention to the social and political aspects of contemporary life. Playing with the meanings and contradictions of the western lifestyle and the imagination evoked by this, their sculptures, installations and performances create disarming situations and images, which are both familiar and alien. The two artists trigger in the observer an immediate, intuitive reaction, in doing so, redefining the way in which art is exhibited and experienced.

They have recently exhibited at various prestigious international institutions: the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2016), PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul (2015), the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen (2014), the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo (2014), the Victoria and Albert Museum (2013), the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (2011).

Powerless Structures, Fig. 13 – Slip of the Tongue