Elmgreen & Dragset, ‘The Ecstasy and the Agony’, 2014, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)

Private Collection, Paris

Plinth: 100 × 36 × 36 cm; pillows: 55 × 55 × 50 cm

Image rights: Photo: Eric Gregory Powell. Image courtesy of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. Courtesy of Private Collection, Paris

"Elmgreen & Dragset: The Well Fair"

Venue: Courtesy Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2016)

About Elmgreen & Dragset

In their sculptures, installations, and performances, Elmgreen & Dragset redefine how art is presented and experienced. Their work borrows elements from social critique, performance, and architecture, as in Prada Marfa (2005), a Prada boutique sited in the Texas desert, or the one-act play Drama Queens (2007), in which remote-controlled replicas of iconic sculptures, including a Jeff Koons Rabbit, are voiced by actors including Kevin Spacey. For the 2009 Venice Biennale, they presented The Collectors, imagined living spaces of an art-collecting family and neighbor, wherein works by artists like Maurizio Cattelan and Tom of Finland were displayed alongside high-end design.

Danish and Norwegian, 1961 and 1969, Copenhagen, Denmark, based in London & Berlin