Art & Photography

Elmgreen & Dragset: Biography Gallery

The artistic duo curate an gallery of images from their current exhibition, running at Copenhagen’s National Gallery of Denmark

With a career spanning 20 years, Elmgreen & Dragset have built a reputation for provocative and engaging multi-media artworks and installations that blur the mediums of art, literature and history as they probe the idea of identity. Their latest exhibition, Biography, at Copenhagen’s National Gallery of Denmark is no different, and brings together 50 works from 1995 to present.

A banal social-housing block. A baby abandoned in its carry-cot beside an ATM. The body of an unknown man in a mortuary freezer. Combining the fantastical with the everyday, the due create scenarios that provoke the spectator; transforming them from passive observer to protagonist as they question the very conditions that constitute identity in modern culture, and poke at themes of action, role, desire, responsibility and human nature.

Here, the artists curate and caption a gallery of images from the exhibition.

Photography courtesy of Anders Sune Berg

Biography runs until 4 January 2015. Click for more information on the National Gallery of Denmark’s homepage HERE