Opening Tuesday, February 5th, from 6PM - 7:30PM
This lecture event is free, non-ticketed and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have worked together since 1995 at the crossroads of art and architecture and performance and installation. Preoccupied with objects and their settings and the discourse that can arise when those objects are radically recontextualized, Elmgreen & Dragset push against the normal modes for the display of art. Whether presenting sculptures or total environments, their work draws attention to the institutions that host them and their attendant politics. Performativity and participation are fraught as their work invites and denies participation in equal measure. Elmgreen & Dragset’s outdoor public sculptures recontextualize their surroundings, such as well-known projects like Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Center in New York or Prada Marfa along Highway 90 in the middle of the Texan desert.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations for this lecture event should visit saic.edu/access
Image: Elmgreen & Dragset, The Whitechapel Pool, 2018, mixed media, dimensions variable. Exhibited at This is How We Bite Our Tongue, Whitechapel Gallery, 2018. Courtesy of the artists and Whitechapel Gallery. Photo: Jack Hems