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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 82

    Elmgreen & Dragset (DANISH, B. 1961 & NORWEGIAN, B. 1969)


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    Elmgreen & Dragset (DANISH, B. 1961 & NORWEGIAN, B. 1969)
    folding screen, two pair of 501 jeans, Calvin Klein trunk and toilet paper
    178 x 132 x 65 cm.
    Executed in 2008. This work is the artist proof from an edition of three.

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    This work is accompanied by a certificated of authenticity signed by both artists.

    In 1995 Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset began their collaboration on what has since become a wide range of installations, performances and environmental works. In a series of projects entitled "Powerless Structures" the artist duo challenges the conventional perception of space: Architectural and social structures are reorganized in order to investigate the underlying desires of everyday objects and the mechanisms of ideological control in even the simplest forms of walls, ceilings, entrances and exits. Their projects often provide a possibility for actual change: a change of social structures on a smaller scale such as alterations of Modernistic design or projects, which accentuate the options for alternative ways of presenting art within the museum or gallery. Selected solo exhibitions include Too Late, Victoria Miro Gallery, London (2008); Drama Queens, Old Vic Theatre, London (2008); Home is the Place You Left, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim; Inauguration of Gedenkort für die im Nazionalsozialismus verfolgten Homosexuellen, Berlin (2008); and Side Effects, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris (2008). Recent selected group shows include Time Crevasse, Yokohama International Triennial of Contemporary Art (2008); Ad Absurdium Energien des Absurden - von der Klassischen Moderne zur Gegenwart, MARTa Herford, Herford (2008) and All Inclusive, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt (2008).

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