Elmgreen & Dragset: Biography

19 September – 4 January 2014, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

By Roos van der Lint

Welcome (detail), 2014. Photo: Anders Sune Berg. Courtesy the artists and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’. The flashy sign is smashed to the ground, pole (and concrete base) in the air, message crumpled onto the floor of the darkened gallery. The lightbulbs are still intact, illuminating the Airstream caravan over which the sign has fallen. There is no trace of the owners, but the license plate hints at the ‘Unbridled Spirit’ that took hold of this family from Kentucky. Nearby, behind a chainlink fence, an illuminated swimming pool contains the floating…

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