Side Effect, No. 5 employs the aesthetics of Minimalism, yet its content is urgent and contemporary. The hand blown glass vase, with a slim, sleek shape and lid, is reminiscent of an urn. The custom-made vase is filled with a pastel coloured pigment used to coat Atripla pills, which are part of the latest generation of HIV medicines. It is placed on a boxy stainless steel plinth, referencing works by Donald Judd and the sterile interior of a laboratory. (Photo by Holger Hoenck)


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Michael Elmgreen (Danish, b. 1961) and Ingar Dragset (Norwegian, b. 1969), based in Berlin and London, have worked together as an artist duo since 1995. They have held numerous solo exhibitions in art institutions worldwide, including Serpentine Gallery and Tate Modern in London, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, ZKM Museum of Modern Art in Karlsruhe, The Power Plant in Toronto, MUSAC in Léon, and Kunsthalle Zürich. Their work has been included in the Berlin, Sao Paulo, Gwangju, Moscow, Singapore and Istanbul biennials, and in 2009 they received a special mention for their exhibition The Collectors in The Nordic and Danish Pavilions at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Elmgreen and Dragset have been artist-collaborators since the mid 1990s, with a body of work that explores the link between art, architecture and design. Their practice can engage a number of different areas including institutional or social critique and often deals with important cultural issues – but always tinged with subversive humour and wit.

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Side Effect, No. 5, 2015
Atripla pigment, glass and plinth in stainless steel
54 x 41 x 41 cm (21.26 x 16.14 x 16.14 in)
Courtesy of the artists

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Side Effect, No. 5
  • Dimensions
    54 x 41 x 41 cm (21.26 x 16.14 x 16.14 in)