Installation view at the Whitechapel Gallery. Elmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue. 27 September 2018 – 13 January 2019. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery. Photo: Jack Hems
Elmgreen & Dragset, Pregnant White Maid, 2017 (detail). Aluminum, stainless steel, lacquer, clothes, 168 x 45 x 66 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin Photo: Elmar Vestner
27 September 2018 – 13 January 2019
Working together since 1995, artist duo Michael Elmgreen (b. 1961, Denmark) and Ingar Dragset (b. 1969, Norway) produce beguiling spatial scenarios that explore social and sexual politics and unveil the power structures embedded in the everyday designs that surround us. In their uncanny installations, institutional spaces are transformed into metaphors for individual desires and collective identities with subversive wit and tongue-in-cheek melancholy.
This exhibition juxtaposes a survey of their emotional figurative sculptures with an extraordinary new large-scale installation that meditates on the fate of civic space.
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ Time Out
From its philanthropic founding in 1901 to its rise as a famed public amenity, read the introduction to The Whitechapel Pool by Elmgreen & Dragset.
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Exploring the urban environment and the gradual erasure of publicly funded social spaces, artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset discuss their major exhibition and new commission.
With additional support from:
Victoria Miro, London / Venice.
The Elmgreen & Dragset Exhibition Circle: Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip Aarons, Massimo de Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong, Mimi Dusselier and Bernard Soens, Füsun & Faruk Eczacibasi, Dr Alex Hooi and Keir McGuinness, König Galerie, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Galleri Nicolai Wallner.