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ELMGREEN & DRAGSET

Pace Gallery, New York
October 08 – November 15, 2020

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Press release

On view from October 8 to November 15, 2020, at Pace Gallery's location in East Hampton NY, the presentation will feature five recent and new works as well as an offsite outdoor sculptural installation. Viewers are invited to create their own narratives, responding to implied actions and emotions suggested in the selection of works, where traces of presence and absence are finely balanced and where gestures both bold and intimate are interwoven.

Among the most renowned and widely exhibited artists in Europe, Michael Elmgreen (b. 1961, Copenhagen) and Ingar Dragset (b. 1969, Trondheim, Norway) challenge and readdress how art is presented and experienced with an often playful and subversive approach. The artist duo pursues complex questions of identity, sexuality, and belonging in their work. Often radically re-contextualizing everyday objects or transforming exhibition spaces into unexpected new environments, Elmgreen & Dragset draw on both lived experience and the context in which their works are shown. 2020 marks the 25th year of their collaboration, which has continued to call into question established power structures in society and deal with fundamental, existential questions.

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Installation view of Elmgreen & Dragset, Pace Gallery, 2020. Photo credit: courtesy of the gallery 
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Elmgreen & Dragset "Couple, Fig.19", 2019, MDF, PVC, aluminum, stainless steel. Photo credit: courtesy of the gallery 
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Installation view of Elmgreen & Dragset, Pace Gallery, 2020. Photo credit: courtesy of the gallery 
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Elmgreen & Dragset, "Doubt", 2019, aluminum, bronze, lacquer. Photo credit: courtesy of the gallery 
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Installation view of Elmgreen & Dragset, Pace Gallery, 2020. Photo credit: courtesy of the gallery 

Featured image: Elmgreen & Dragset, Black Socks, 2019, aluminum, steel, lacquer, socks. Photo credit: courtesy Pace Gallery

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