Elmgreen & Dragset bring a bit of Istanbul Biennial to Germany
Curators of this year’s show, with the theme of home and neighbourhoods, show key works at Munich museum. By Gareth Harris
The artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset have launched a mini version of this year’s Istanbul Biennial at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, entitled A Good Neighbour (14 December-29 April 2018). The Berlin-based Scandinavian artists brought together 56 artists for the biennial earlier this year in Istanbul, which focused on multiple notions of home and neighbourhoods; the German show features ten of these artists.
Michael Elmgreen tells The Art Newspaper: “We have advised the curator [Bernhart Schwenk, the head of contemporary art at the Pinakothek der Moderne], who wanted to show a small extract of the biennial exhibition. Many people from Germany didn’t dare to come to Istanbul, so this gives them the opportunity to at least get a sense of some of the works from A Good Neighbour.”
Image: portrait of Elmgreen & Dragset
Photo by Elmar Vestner, courtesy 15th Istanbul Biennial