Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Elmgreen and Dragset

Thursday 13 February, 2014
6:30pm, $0

New School, Kaplan Hall
66 West 12 Street, The Auditorium

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Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen b. 1961, Copenhagen, Denmark; Ingar Dragset b. 1968, Trondheim, Norway) live and work in London and Berlin, respectively. Collaborators since 1995, they create unusual installations and performance pieces that draw connections between art and architecture, while addressing social issues through their distinctive wit.

Elmgreen & Dragset have held numerous solo exhibitions in art institutions worldwide, including the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, ZKM Museum of Modern Art in Karlsruhe, The Power Plant in Toronto, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern in London, and Kunsthalle Zürich. Their work has been included in the Liverpool (2012), Singapore (2011), Moscow (2011, 2007), 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), Gwangju (2002), São Paulo (2002), Istanbul (2013, 2001), and Berlin (1998) biennials. Amongst their most well known works arePrada Marfa (2005) – a full scale replica of a Prada boutique in the middle of the Texan desert, and Short Cut(2003) – a car and a caravan breaking through the ground which was first shown in Milan and now resides in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Their winning Fourth Plinth Commission,Powerless Structures, Fig. 101 – depicting a child astride his rocking horse – was on view in 2012–2013 in Trafalgar Square, London and they recently curated an extensive public art program in Munich entitled A Space Called Public / Hoffentlich Öffentlich (2013). 

The Public Art Fund Talks at The New School are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with theVera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

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