Elmgreen & Dragset Turn The Familiar Into The Absurd With Their Installations

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The installations of Elmgreen & Dragset are a special brand of humorous – they are absurd.  The art duo blend installation art, design, and even performance to turn a skeptical eye toward the familiar.  The duo often begin with familiar objects and situations of habit.  A slight variation seems to make the situation absurd, the behavior required silly.  For example, a series of crates presumably contain art either resting in precarious positions or are already ruined.  A botched art delivery becomes a commentary on the value of art.

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