Elmgreen & Dragset at the V&A: About the Exhibition

Installation (detail). Courtesy the Artists and Victoria Miro, London. © Elmgreen & Dragset. Photography: Anders Sune Berg

Installation (detail). Courtesy the Artists and Victoria Miro, London. © Elmgreen & Dragset. Photography: Anders Sune Berg

1 October 2013 - 2 January 2014

The V&A commissioned leading contemporary artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset to create a major site-specific installation in the former Textile Galleries.

'Tomorrow' transformed the galleries into an apartment belonging to a fictional, elderly and disillusioned architect.

The domestic setting appeared like a set for an unrealised play. A script, written by the artists, was available for visitors as a printed book. Visitors were able to explore the apartment, sit on the sofa and read the inhabitant’s books and magazines.

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 featured 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.

With thanks to Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London; Goetz Collection, Munich; Olbricht Collection; Victoria Miro, London.

'Tomorrow' - Elmgreen & Dragset at the V&A was in partnership with AlixPartners

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