Elmgreen & Dragset
Elmgreen & Dragset is an artist duo made up of Ingar Dragset and Michael Elmgreen. The pair met in 1994 in Copenhagen, Denmark, when the Nordic Dragset was taking a theater course, and Copenhagen-native Elmgreen was composing & performing poetry. A year later, they started working as a duo artist.
In their performances, installations, and sculptures, Elmgreen & Dragset explore the relationship between art, architecture, design, and social critique.
They curated the 2017 Istanbul Biennial and have presented at the Venice Biennale. Their artworks belong in the collections of the Rubell Museum, Moderna Museet, Museo Jumex, the Fondazione Prada, the Astrup Fearnley Museet, and the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.
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Berlin-based artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset have carved their career out of fixation with objects and their settings and what happens when those particular objects are recontextualized in the name of art. In this instance, the duo was commissioned by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi to create a large-scale installation for Milan’s quintessential shopping mall, Galleria …
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Prada Marfa is a permanent installation work of two Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset. The freestanding building resembles a Prada storefront and was launched on October 1, 2005, as a “pop architectural land art project”. Can you go inside Prada Marfa? From a distance, the artwork appears to be a large minimalist …
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