previews

  • “Elmgreen & Dragset: Biography”

    Astrup Fearnley Museet
    Strandpromenaden 2
    March 21 - August 17

    Curated by Gunnar Kvaran and Kjersti Solbakken

    Comprising more than thirty of the environments, installations, and performances Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have created since 1997, “Biography” is set to be a category- defying retrospective replete with stylishly melancholic, context-sensitive work poised to detourn the Astrup Fearnley’s Renzo Piano–designed space. Descending on this new waterfront building, the Scandinavian duo will re-create “Too Late,” the solo show they opened at London’s Victoria Miro Gallery during the height of the 2008 credit crunch (its simulation of an after-hours gay bar went unsold). Supposedly, the institution’s coat check will be altered too, reinscribed with massage benches and souvenir towels from such establishments as Copenhagen’s gay bathhouse Amigo Sauna. A double-barreled set of catalogues—one featuring text, the other, images—will accompany. Travels to the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Sept. 19, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2015.