Elmgreen & Dragset‘Dark Room’, 2017

Outset Germany_Switzerland donated the installation Dark Room, by ELMGREEN & DRAGSET to the Kunstmuseum Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange. This significant donation could only be realized thanks to the generous support of one of Outset Germany_Switzerland’s patrons, and the installation is now in the permanent collection and will be exhibited for a minimum of three years.

In the spring of 2017, the Scandinavian artist duo presented their first institutional solo exhibition in the Rhineland. With the highly acclaimed exhibition “The Newcomers”  at Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, they staged the place as it had originally been planned: as a family home.ELMGREEN & DRAGSET had a fictitious German family move into Haus Lange, who had fled from their home country Great Britain before the consequences of Brexit. The expansive installation Dark Room was the centrepiece of the sensational exhibition. The work is characterized by its unique location specifics as well as a gripping presentation of stories and fantasies that can hide in the things we surround ourselves with.

Elmgreen & Dragset

Michael Elmgreen was born 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark and Ingar Dragset was born 1969 in Trondheim, Norway. They have been forming a Danish-Norwegian artist duo since 1995.

Their installations, sculptures or performances have been amongst the most innovative positions for years, mixing up the art world with wit and irony. Elmgreen & Dragset investigate spatial situations and their meanings. On the basis of targeted interventions, the artists succeed in shaking off the usual associations of meaning.

They have already transformed the art world’s white cubes into prisons, public toilets, Kafkaesque endless shelters, dark rooms and subway stations, or have a caravan break through the tarmac of a Milanese shopping street.

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Udo Kittelmann, Director, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin