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Elmgreen and Dragset

October 25, 2018 - January 19, 2019

The Whitechapel gallery is exhibiting a survey of artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset’s emotional figurative sculptures accompanied by a new large-scale installation ‘the Whitechapel Pool’ meditating on the fate of civic space.

“East London saw intense gentrification in the last ten years. Bars where artists used to meet closed, artists’ studios were turned into luxury loft apartments. At the same time poorer boroughs experienced the effect of austerity politics. Our derelict swimming pool relates to this metamorphosis of local communities. It is also a sentimental image of painful transitions in general – the shift of values – and how it can be difficult as a human being and as a citizen to adjust to such challenges.”

The installation will be up 27 September 2018  – 13 January 2019.


October 25
January 19, 2019
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Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street E1 7QX + Google Map