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Top & Bottom. Two stainless steel taps, connected by several meters of black rubber piping and attached directly one above the other to the wall.

Here a curious hierarchy is established, between two identical and connected parts. Beyond the title's sexual allusion, this work can be read as a play on super- and subordination and belongs among Elmgreen & Dragset's Powerless Structures.
Elmgreen & Dragset have redefined the way in which art is presented and experienced. With characteristic wit and subversive humour, they draw from disciplines as divergent as institutional critique, social politics, performance and architecture, in their sculptures and installations
Based between London and Berlin, Michael Elmgreen (b. 1961, Denmark) and Ingar Dragset (b. 1969, Norway) have worked as a collaborative team since the mid-1990's. Important solo presentations of this duo have been hosted at ZKM, Karlsrühe, Germany (2010), MUSAC, León, Spain (2009), Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2007), Serpentine Gallery, London (2006), MCA Chicago (2005), Tate Modern, London (2004) and Kunsthalle Zurich (2001). In 2003, Elmgreen & Dragset won the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. In 2009, Elmgreen & Dragset were awarded Special Mention at the Venice Biennale for The Collectors, their highly elaborate exhibition for the Danish and Nordic Pavilions.

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  • Private Collection, Germany Hamburger KV
  • Pickup Location: Germany
  • Shipping Dimensions: 35.43 x 39.37 x 33.46 in. (89.99 x 100 x 84.99 cm.)
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