Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset

MICHAEL ELMGREEN & INGAR DRAGSET

WHEN NORMAL IS QUEER

 


The artist duo Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset construct paradoxical sculptures and installations whose uselessness questions our usual perceptions of normality.

Coupled, Fig 2 (Front to Front), 2001

 

 

   MICHAEL ELMGREEN & INGAR DRAGSET
     Coupled, Fig 2 (Front to Front), 2001
 





 










Description

Two hand trucks are welded together front to front.

About the work
The sculpture appears to comprise two utterly ordinary implements but closer scrutiny reveals the paradoxical condition of the hand trucks: they are useless because they have been combined into one.
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Elmgreen & Dragset's art in general
Elmgreen & Dragset are interested in the aspects of relationship and function that convey cultural, social, political and historical relations in the art world and society at large. In the way they combine art, architecture and design, they succeed in turning 'normality' upside down and challenge the expected.
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Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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Biography
Ingar Dragset studied theatre history and comes from performance art while Elmgreen has a background in pictorial art. They live and work in Berlin. They began working.....

Social Mobility (Staircase), 2005

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