Unveiled 18.9.2019

“Points of View – Part 2”
by Elmgreen & Dragset

Skulpturen viser en mann i sølv som titter inn på oss fra utsiden av vinduet i museumsbygget The Twist.

Points of View - Part 2 by Elmgreen & Dragset. The sculpture was commissioned for the opening of The Twist. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

Points of View – Part 2

  • Unveiled 18.9.2019
  • Materials Mirror polished stainless steel
  • Dimensions 180 cm
  • Artist Elmgreen & Dragset

Having walked through the Twist, descending to the floor below the exhibition galleries, a mirage of the same male figure appears through the window. The opposition between inside and outside is even more apparent with the glass dividing the audience looking out, and the figure looking in.

While the work echoes the one at the entrance, the confrontation is omnipresent with the figure staring directly into the space. The work was commissioned for the building and directly addresses Bjarke Ingels Group’s frozen river concept on the lower floor with its opaque fan-shaped glass staircase and the direct visual connection between interior and exterior. Furthermore, like Warm Regards, the mirrored surface of the work absorbs its surroundings and takes on the quality of both water, stone and ice reinforcing the feeling of a marginalized person.

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Points of View - Part 2 by Elmgreen & Dragset. The sculpture was commissioned for the opening of The Twist. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

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As you descend the toilet room, you meet this man looking at you from the outside of the window. Points of View - Part 2 by Elmgreen & Dragset. Photo: Benjamin Ward.

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Points of View - Part 2 by Elmgreen & Dragset. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.