Taking Place

Die Arbeiten von Michael Elmgreen und Ingar Dragset

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Taking Place
Die Arbeiten von Michael Elmgreen und Ingar Dragset

Ed. Kunsthalle Zürich, Beatrix Ruf, Danish Contemporary Art Foundation, text(s) by Markus Brüderlin, Dan Cameron, Coco Fusco, Adriano Pedrosa, Beatrix Ruf

German, English

2002. 148 pp., 110 ills.


18.40 x 24.50 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1156-2

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have been astonishing the art world with the unusual architectural sculptures and installations of their Powerless Structures series for a number of years. A recurring theme in these works is the "White Cube", the neutral yet ideologically charged, institutionalized container for art. At the heart of their interest is the process of building as a process of development in progress. Taking Place, their project for the Kunsthalle Zürich, focuses on just such a process. Here, they transformed the Kunsthalle into a construction site at which work by the two artists on a "permanent installation" was presented as a future exhibition situation at the Kunsthalle. Elmgreen and Dragset showed the processes of encircling the offices, tearing down and building new walls - in short, the suspended state of the reorganization of the non-public space in which art is administered and the public space in which it is presented, but before it is made available for that purpose. The artists: Michael Elmgreen (born 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark) and Ingar Dragset (born 1969 in Trondheim, Norway). The two artists have been working together since 1995. Collaboration on Powerless structures since 1997; numerous joint and group exhibitions world- wide. The artists live and work in Berlin. Exhibition Schedule: Kunsthalle Zürich November 10, 2001 - January 20, 2002

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