The Whitechapel Pool

  • The Whitechapel Pool

    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

     

 

An introduction by Elmgreen & Dragset:

“East London saw intense gentrification in the last ten years. Bars where artists used to meet closed, artists’ studios were turned into luxury loft apartments. At the same time poorer boroughs experienced the effect of austerity politics. Our derelict swimming pool relates to this metamorphosis of local communities. It is also a sentimental image of painful transitions in general – the shift of values – and how it can be difficult as a human being and as a citizen to adjust to such challenges.”

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