“Points of View - Part 1”
by Elmgreen & Dragset
Approaching the entrance of the sculpture park from the south, a solitary white male figure leans towards a free-standing fragment of a wall, peeking inside the park through a hole in the wall.
The work is a continuation of the Scandinavian artist duo's investigation into the art institution as a social setting and its challenging conventions. While directly addressing the art world and its spatial and social structures, the sense of vulnerability and anxiety being at the periphery, also refers to similar situations in everyday life.
While the work is minimalist and has a formal vocabulary, the additional peek hole, set at a lower height, invites the visitors of the park to join in the observation, thus interacting and sharing in the experience of the lonely figure. This performative aspect in the work is typical of the artist duo, and while always with a serious tone, the works also have a sense of humor and disarmament.
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