Michael Elmgreen Ingar Dragset | the artist




The artist Michael Elmgreen Ingar Dragset
Born 1961/1969, Copenhagen/Trondheim, Denmark/Norway.
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

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Powerless Structures have, over the past few years, made Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset internationally acclaimed artists. Their works meet the categories of art, architecture and design. In installations and performances, this duo explores and redefines space and its numerous possibilities of definition and function…
Karriere Bar’s name ‘Karriere’ did not begin merely as a name. Initially it was an artwork which consisted of the name and a sign for the bar window on which the name was inscribed in big chunky pink letters. This was the contribution of the artists Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset to the then unnamed enterprise. One of the first contributions and one of the most significant, which has since supplied the overarching name for the entire project. Elmgreen & Dragset’s works often act as gimmicks.
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have since 1997 been creating a series called ‘Powerless Structures’ that investigates the way in which sites such as prisons, social security offices, hospitals, museums, galleries and parks act as means of social control…


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