Elmgreen and Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue

Elmgreen and Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue




Since 1995, artists Michael Elmgreen (born 1961) and Ingar Dragset (born 1969) have been producing a body of work at the intersection of art, design and architecture, drawing on subjects as diverse as social politics, personal relationships and institutional critique. Their installations and sculptures reconfigure the everyday with subversive wit and tongue-in-cheek melancholy. Among their best-known works are Prada Marfa (2005), a full-scale replica of a Prada Boutique in the Texan desert; Powerless Structures, Fig. 101 (2012), a giant bronze boy on a rocking horse created for the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square; and Death of a Collector (2009) for the Venice Biennale, featuring a life-size swimming pool complete with a besuited floating body. This catalog journeys through the installations conceived for their first major UK exhibition.

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ISBN-13: 9780854882656
Publisher: Whitechapel Gallery
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 11.50(h) x (d)

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