Text by Elmgreen & Dragset, Fulya Erdemci, Mika Hannula, Anna Klingmann, Roland Meyer, Markus Miessen, Armin Nassehi, Sabine Nielsen, Andrea Phillips, Heinz Schütz, Rochelle Steiner, Elen E. Stone, Barbara Vinken, Matthieu Wellner, Michael Freund, Slavoj Zizek, et al.
Clth, 8 x 10 in. / 384 pgs / 125 color / 120 bw. | 2/28/2014 | In stock ISBN 9783863354398 | $69.95
Edited by Andreas F. Beitin, Peter Weibel. Text by Tony Benn, Hubert Burda, Tom Mole, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Wolfgang Ullrich, et al. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Elmgreen & Dragset. Interview by Sacha Goldmann with Paul Virilio.
Clth, 8 x 10 in. / 384 pgs / 100 color. | 12/31/2011 | In stock ISBN 9783865609083 | $59.95
Scandinavian artist duo Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset (born 1961 and 1969) have been collecting photos for their ever-expanding image archive, The Incidental Self, for 20 years. These intimate photos are now compiled for the first time in this image-only publication.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Elmgreen & Dragset, Fulya Erdemci, Mika Hannula, Anna Klingmann, Roland Meyer, Markus Miessen, Armin Nassehi, Sabine Nielsen, Andrea Phillips, Heinz Schütz, Rochelle Steiner, Elen E. Stone, Barbara Vinken, Matthieu Wellner, Michael Freund, Slavoj Zizek, et al.
The meaning, use and dynamic of public space has been wholly transformed by the ubiquity of the Internet. Here, Berlin and London–based artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset present a new art project in a public space in Munich that explores this topic.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Performa 11. Introduction by RoseLee Goldberg. Text by Aaron Betsky, Ina Blom, Jens Hoffmann, Shannon Jackson, Andrea Kroksnes, Lars Bang Larsen.
Elmgreen & Dragset: Performances 1995-2011 showcases 43 performances and live works by Danish-Norwegian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, marking the first time the artists' practice is considered in depth from a performance perspective. Spanning nearly two decades, many of the works have never before appeared in a catalogue. The book includes image documentation and descriptions of each work along with full scripts--accessible here for the first time to a broader audience--for the plays "Drama Queens" (2007) and "Happy Days in the Art World" (2011), as well as new essays by curators, critics and art historians including Aaron Betsky, Jens Hoffmann and Shannon Jackson.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Andreas F. Beitin, Peter Weibel. Text by Tony Benn, Hubert Burda, Tom Mole, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Wolfgang Ullrich, et al. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Elmgreen & Dragset. Interview by Sacha Goldmann with Paul Virilio.
In their latest monograph, the Danish-Norwegian duo Elmgreen & Dragset address the world of celebrity: rumor-mongering, life in the public eye, the mechanisms of the media, its formation of myths and how those myths endlessly bombard us with staged presentations of the self. Two allegorical installations on celebrity and its implications of "the one" (the celebrity) and "the many" (the rest of us) were devised for the duo's exhibition at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, and are here documented across 100 color plates. In one of the museum's atriums, Elmgreen & Dragset installed a full-scale high-rise apartment block; the other atrium was converted into a neoclassical ballroom. Also documented in this volume are The Welfare Show and the widely acclaimed 2009 Venice Biennale project, The Collectors. The book includes interviews with the duo and with French philosopher Paul Virilio.
The title of this Penguin Classic look-alike is taken from a poem that Michael Elmgreen wrote when he was 19 years old. The poem describes, in its own simple, youthful manner, issues of emotional homelessness. Home traditionally alludes to family, local context and nationality--to structures which are pre-set and often disconnected to one's individual desires. For Home is Where the Heart Is, the Norwegian-Danish artist duo asked friends and colleagues to react to their own notions of home--as a place they left... or didn't. Featuring texts and image-based contributions by the likes of Bill Arning, Monica Bonvicini, Jens Hoffmann and David Shrigley, among many others, this volume tackles the issue of emotional homelessness with curious intelligence. Berlin-based Michael Elmgreen (born in 1961 in Denmark) and Ingar Dragset (born in 1969 in Norway) have collaborated since 1995. They have had recent solo exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery in London and The Power Plant, Toronto.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Tony Benn, Massimiliano Gioni, Amelia Saul.
“Some people find a certain cruelty in parts of our work,” say the rising conceptualist-collaborators Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, “but they are definitely not more vicious than any real life experiences.” Since 1995, Elmgreen and Dragset have tackled issues of privatization, gentrification, social alienation and the dismantling of social welfare. For their first show at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in 2001 they papered over the windows with the announcement “Opening Soon Prada.” Pursuing and inverting this theme, in 2005 they installed a mocked-up Prada store on a deserted road near Marfa, Texas. They have recreated hospitals and prison cells, and have reconfigured gallery spaces to spatially deter their would-be audience. “Our aim is to investigate some of the power structures that these spaces derive from, and by exchanging and replacing some of these structures, show how fragile they actually are.” This monograph is the first extensive survey of their work to date.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Yvonne Force Villareal, Doreen Remen.
In the middle of the West Texas desert, on a country road leading to the small town of Marfa--made famous in the 1950s by James Dean's last film, Giant, and in the 1970s by the cantankerous Minimalist sculptor, Donald Judd and his Dia-supported Chinati Foundation--the Berlin artistic collaborators Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset recently erected a very small, unmanned Prada boutique--a permanent sculpture for the art tourists who now flock to this region in higher numbers each season. The year was 2005. Completely isolated from its usual urban context, Elmgreen and Dragset's symbol of luxury and capitalist promise still sits in that romantic landscape, jarringly juxtaposed with Marfa's hard-working native inhabitants, albeit with graffiti now scrawled on the exterior walls. This concise project book documents the construction of the adobe structure, the installation of the shoes and bags, the surrounding landscape and the opening party.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Renée Green, Jens Haaning, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Howard Becker, Stephan Schulmeister, Armin Thurnher and Werner Vogt.
In its installed form, The Welfare Show shifts shape from venue to venue, with viewers sometimes experiencing it from as far away as a museum's offices, through binoculars. This documentation of the project--which addresses its title political and social topic with verve and indignation--is bound to mimic the system it critiques, in a series of folders with each of more than 90 contributions filed alphabetically.
PUBLISHER WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 12.75 x 11.5 in. / 224 pgs / 180 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 3/1/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2006 p. 149
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883759678SDNR30 LIST PRICE: $58.00 CDN $70.00
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STATUS: Out of print | 11/28/2010
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Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. Edited by Beatrix Ruf. Essays by Markus Brüderlin and Dan Cameron.
Fascinated with the White Cube, the neutral yet ideologically charged, institutionalized container for art, Elmgreen & Dragset's project for the Kunsthalle Zurich transformed the museum into a construction site of sorts--a construction site for art. Taking Place revealed and suspended the state in which non-public, art administrative space is reorganized into public, art presentation space.