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Back to There I Belong. Hammershøi by Elmgreen & Dragset at Statens Museum for Kunst

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A safe and friendly place? Or an eerie setting capable of driving you mad? In this new art project, artists Elmgreen & Dragset challenge our habitual ideas about ‘home’.

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In a new exhibition at the SMK National Gallery of Denmark, the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset explores the idea of ‘home’ while taking their starting point in one of their great sources of inspiration: the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi.

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have long been fascinated by the works of Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864–1916), whose works occupy a central position in …

In a new exhibition at the SMK National Gallery of Denmark, the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset explores the idea of ‘home’ while taking their starting point in one of their great sources of inspiration: the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi.

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have long been fascinated by the works of Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864–1916), whose works occupy a central position in Danish art history and in the SMK collection. The artist duo has a particularly abiding interest in some of Hammershøi’s most iconic recurring motifs from the painter’s own home: interior scenes depicting …

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Sølvgade 48-50
Copenhagen, DK
Monday, Closed
Tuesday, Thursday–Sunday, 10am–6pm
Wednesday, 10am–8pm