Elmgreen & Dragset talk art and books in Berlin

The artists came to König Galerie in Berlin to chat with the people who helped them make their new Phaidon book
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Michael Elmgreen, Ingar Dragset, Michele Robecchi and Martin Herbert at König Galerie in Berlin
Michael Elmgreen, Ingar Dragset, Michele Robecchi and Martin Herbert at König Galerie in Berlin

Elmgreen & Dragset have always slightly misused galleries. They’ve repainted them, knocked the walls down, installed diving boards, bars, swimming pools, and ludicrously oversized wall texts, to create, as Martin Herbert puts it in our new book on them “a gallery-based practice that radiated an elusive wrongness; that used wit and estrangement as agents of engagement.”

 

König Galerie in Berlin
König Galerie in Berlin

Perhaps it’s a stretch to say that the artists' appearance on Tuesday night at König Galerie in Berlin was elusive – we posted about it on our channels – but it was certainly witty and engaging. Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset were joined by Herbert and Phaidon’s own commissioning editor Michele Robecchi as well as a specially invited audience, to talk about their lives and work.

 

Elmgreen & Dragset

The artists discussed the new publication, their working practices and their art. Didn't make it? Then buy a copy of the the new book, here.


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