Elmgreen & Dragset Present “The Nervous System” at Pace New York

Comprised of 12 artworks, including 10 new sculptures, the show reads like a novel — where the artists provide the images but invite the audience to piece the story together. Examples of this can be seen in The Painter, Fig. 1, where a boy with a paintbrush reflects the idea that artmaking is a constant shuffling between reality and representation. 

Characteristic of their practice is the exploration of public spaces, from their social histories to their political and emotional weight. “What’s important is that art can make us less fearful,” Elmgreen said in a 2019 interview. In the past, Elmgreen & Dragset have shown around the world, perhaps most notably at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. “The Nervous System”is on view at Pace New York until December 18.

source: hype beast.com by Shawn Ghassemitari

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