Since Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset started working as a collaborative duo in the mid-1990s, they have achieved considerable international acclaim in their all-encompassing work, from performance to sculpture, photography, and writing. Elmgreen & Dragset have presented numerous exhibitions in high-profile venues, such as the Kunsthalle Zürich in 2001, the Tate Modern Gallery in 2004, the MCA in Chicago in 2005, the Serpentine Gallery, in 2006, ZKM in Karlsruhe, in 2010-2011. Aside from interventions in leading contemporary art institutions, they have challenged the way art is perceived and conceived in contexts such as Trafalgar Square, with the sculpture commission The Fourth Plinth; Marfa, Texas, with a Prada shop; and, most recently, in the Fall 2012, the Louis Vuitton shop on Bond Street, in which they presented a work jointly with their exhibition at Victoria Miro Gallery. Continue reading
Philip-Lorca diCorcia is one of the most respected voices in contemporary American photography. Acclaimed for his painterly touch, his work has been exhibited worldwide in the most prestigious venues, from the Whitney Biennial in 1997 to the Venice Biennale in 2011. He has had numerous solo shows, for instance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1993 and the Los Angeles County Museum in 2008. Between 1997 and 2008, he collaborated with the editor of W Dennis Freedman on 11 portfolios for the magazine, then published in a book entitled Eleven. He is represented internationally by Sprüth/Magers in London and Berlin and David Zwirner in New York.
How would you connect fashion to elegance?
They’re both desirable and imply the other. Continue reading