Elmgreen & Dragset

Fri, November 15
Elmgreen & Dragset

All is not what it seems at the V&A: contemporary artists, Elmgreen & Dragset, have created an immersive installation in the former textiles rooms. Masquerading as the luxurious apartment of an elderly architect, the domestic interior incorporates over 100 objects from the museum's collections. Accompanied by a script describing the lifestyle of the disillusioned architect who lives there, visitors interact with the space, voyeurs in a fictional landscape.

The duo were behind the mock-up Prada store in a Texas desert and, more recently, the boy-on-the-rocking-horse sculpture on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Playful and outlandish, their portfolio merges art, architecture and design in a way that challenges the familiar.

'Tomorrow' at the V&A (2013)

'Tomorrow' at the V&A (2013)

'Tomorrow' at the V&A (2013)

'Tomorrow' at the V&A (2013)

Elevated Gallery / Powerless Structures, Fig. 146 (2001)

Elevated gallery / Powerless Structures, Fig. 146 (2001)

Marriage (2004)

The Collectors (2009)

The Incidental Self, Fig. 3 (2007)

Powerless Structures (kunsthall / temporary art) (2001)

Social Mobility (Staircase) (2005)

Short Cut (2003)

Untitled (Broken door with two handles) (2009)

Prada Marfa (2005)

Prada Marfa (2005)

Powerless Structures, Fig. 111 (2001)

Boy Scout (2008)

The Collectors (2009)

Powerless Structures Fig. 101 (2012)

Powerless Structures, Fig. 11 (1997)

 

'Tomorrow: Elmgreen & Dragset at the V&A' runs until 02/01/14

All images of 'Tomorrow' are by Anders Sune Berg, courtesy of the artists and Victoria Miro, London - via the V&A

All other images via Nicolai Wallner