The first solo exhibition by Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset in a French institution. Rather than viewing their artworks as a collection of static objects in a neutral space, the artists see each individual work as a segment of a larger story, reborn each time it is exhibited in a different context.
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|Artist||Elmgreen & Dragset|
|Author||Emanuele Coccia, Quill R. Kulka|
|Publisher||Centre Pompidou Metz|
|Number of pages||280|
|Language||Bilingue Français / English|
|Dimensions||235 x 185|
|Museum||Centre Pompidou Metz|
Catalogue for the exhibition Elmgreen & Dragset. Bonne chance, presented at the Centre Pompidou Metz (10 June 2023 - 1 April 2024).
Elmgreen & Dragset, who have been working together since 1995, have redefined the 'exhibition format' by designing temporary architectures and life-size models of public and private spaces.
Richly illustrated by a photographic campaign carried out during the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the catalogue features an in-depth interview with the artists by Chiara Parisi and two essays by philosophers Quill R. Kukla and Emanuele Coccia.
Quill R. Kukla approaches the exhibition through the prism of gamification, in particular the way in which space controls and sculpts our movement, our perception and even our ability to act, without our being aware of it. This text explores the everyday environments recreated by Elmgreen & Dragset to reveal the extent to which architecture and urban planning regulate our lives, as if we were playing a huge game.
Emanuele Coccia, for his part, questions the irony and absurdity inherent in Elmgreen & Dragset's work, for whom the reproduction of reality highlights the strangeness inherent in every banal experience. Absurdity is no longer a measure of the unbearability of existence, but a detail that enables us to subvert a normative logic.
The book concludes with an illustrated chronology of Elmgreen & Dragset's 30 major exhibitions.
Laurent Le Bon and Chiara Parisi.
About Elmgreen & Dragset.
About the game.
Quill R. Kulka.
Elmgreen & Dragset and Chiara Parisi.
150 photographs of the exhibition in situ.
Illustrated chronology of Elmgreen & Dragset exhibitions.
Complete list of exhibitions.
Illustrated list of works exhibited.
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