A site-specific installation by contemporary artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, featuring over 100 objects from the V&A’s collections.
Danish/Norwegian artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset create installations that explore the boundaries between art, design and architecture. In this new exhibition, they transform the V&A’s former textile galleries into a flat belonging to a fictional, retired architect.
The installation juxtaposes objects from the V&A’s collections with items found at antique markets to create a grand domestic interior – a set for an unrealised film. Elmgreen and Dragset have written a script to accompany the work, which follows the story of the disillusioned, ageing architect, his disappointments and alienation from the world.
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have worked together as an artist duo since 1995. They have held numerous solo exhibitions in art institutions worldwide, including at the Serpentine Gallery and Tate Modern. Their best-known work is Prada Marfa – a full scale replica of a Prada boutique in the middle of the Texan desert.