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New contemporary display space at Tate Modern Untitled, a new exhibition space dedicated to displaying the art of emerging artists from around the globe, will be opening on 11 May.

The space, which will house a rotating programme of temporary eight-week displays, will launch with a work by the collaborative artists Micheal Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset.

Untitled is a series of eight-week displays focusing on a particular theme or tendency in contemporary art practice. The first year's programme, The Public World of the Private Space, considers the human condition in public and private environments, and in particular, the representation of space in these spheres. A new display space has been created on Level 2, with a window on the north facade, by architects Herzog and De Meuron. Michael Elmgreen was born in 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark and Ingar Dragset was born in 1969 in Trodheim, Norway. They live and work in Berlin. Elmgreen and Dragset have collaborated since 1995 and their work explores the relationship between art, architecture and design. This is particularly evident in the series of works entitled Powerless Structures in which they transformed the conventions of the 'white cube' gallery space, creating galleries suspended from the celing, sunk into the ground or turned upside down.

For Untitled Elmgreen and Dragset have created a site-specific work. Recent exhibitions include Short Cut at the Foundazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan (2003), Spaced Out, Portikus, Frankfurt (2003) and Utopia Station at the fiftieth Venice Biennale (2003).

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Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset