The Whitechapel Gallery celebrates the work of Michael Elmgreen  and Ingar Dragset, who have worked together since 1995 in this brand new exhibition. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews….

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 Elmgreen & Dragset, One Day, 2015, Image Courtesy María José Jove Fundación, Photography by  Holger Honck. 

Time Out: **** “The first two galleries of this show are brilliant, the final one – with all of its white sculptures – is a bit of a letdown, but it all works to some degree. Every piece is an ultra-direct visual gag. Set-up, punchline, bang.”

The Telegraph: **** “I didn’t laugh out loud at this exhibition, but was aware often of an involuntary internal chuckling. There are dark, skewed moods here, which hint at times towards something that’s become even rarer in contemporary art than comedy: tragedy.”

Culture Whisper: ***** “What strikes you about this exhibition is both its relevance and power to change perception. With an absence of labels and cumbersome text panels, the art, here, takes centre stage.”

The Guardian: **** “Sometimes the Scandinavian duo go too far, but too far is never far enough, in my view.”

Londonist: ***** “Art can be fun and it can be political too, but rarely the twain meet. However, Elmgreen and Dragset manage to bring the two together with works that are both playful and thought provoking. This excellent exhibition is a reminder of why we’ve always been, and continue to be, massive fans of their work.”

Elmgreen & Dragset: This is How We Bite Our Tongue will be on display at the Whitechapel Gallery until the 13th January 2019. For more information visit: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/elmgreen-dragset/

 

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