Elmgreen & Dragset “The nervous system”
Pace Gallery – Nov 10 to Dec 18 2021 New-York (US)
Pace is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent works by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset at its flagship gallery in New York City. Marking the Berlin artists’ first major exhibition with Pace since joining the gallery in 2020. This presentation runs from November 9 to December 18. The Nervous System, which includes a very narrative domestic scene of 11 works. Including eight new pieces, recalls the acclaimed double exhibition by Elmgreen & Dragset. Entitled The Collectors, in the Nordic and Danish pavilions of the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.
Elmgreen & Dragset, who have been collaborating since 1995. Will occupy the first floor of Pace’s New York space for this presentation. Creating an almost surreal depiction of a dysfunctional house within the gallery walls. Showcasing various sculptural elements that together create a complex set of associations. The exhibit encourages viewers to derive their own interpretations of the scene from the many different clues in the exhibit. For example, five figures are presented as figurative sculptures. Although the relationships between these characters are not explicitly described. In this presentation, Elmgreen & Dragset reversed the experience of reading a novel. Providing images but forcing viewers to construct the story.
In the world.
Elmgreen & Dragset’s extraordinary and large-scale sculptural installations have been shown around the world. Among their permanent public works is Prada Marfa, a reproduction of a Prada store erected in Marfa, Texas in 2005. Bent Pool in Miami, persecuted under National Socialist rule in Berlin. Their site-specific ceiling installation, The Hive, which was unveiled at the new Moynihan Train Hall in New York City in December 2020. At the heart of the artists’ practice are investigations into the social histories of public spaces. Their works are often imbued with political and emotional resonance.
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