Exhibition - Tomorrow – Elmgreen & Dragset at the V&A
Elmgreen & Dragset at the V&A: About the Exhibition
1 October 2013 - 2 January 2014
The V&A has commissioned leading contemporary artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset to create a major site-specific installation in the former Textile Galleries. 'Tomorrow' will transform these galleries into an apartment belonging to a fictional, elderly and disillusioned architect.
The domestic setting will appear like a set for an unrealised play. A script, written by the artists, will be available for visitors as a printed book. Visitors will be able to explore the apartment, sit on the sofa, read books or have a nap on the bed.
Throughout their career the artists have redefined the way in which art is presented and experienced, raising issues around social models and spaces, and prompting a re-thinking of the status quo.
This ambitious exhibition will feature over 100 objects from the V&A's collections alongside works by the artists and items sourced from antique markets to create an unexpected encounter for the museum visitor.