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Celebrated Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset are to open their latest exhibition on 31 January 2009 at MUSAC, under the title Trying to Remember What We Once Wanted to Forget. In an extensive site-specific project made up of twelve striking large-format installations, six of which they have developed specifically for MUSAC, the artist pair shall take over a total floor space in excess of 2,500 m2, making their forthcoming show a milestone in their career, if only in terms of its sheer size. Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, working with their curator, have developed a project that tackles the fine line between the personal and the collective, exploring the problems we face when our voracious public sphere encroaches on the private. Trying to remember… plunges viewers into a domestic environment, where they are confronted with the idea of community and with the ambivalence between nostalgia and desire.

Título de la Exposición / Exhibition title:Trying to Remember What We Once Wanted to Forget (Intentando recordar aquello que una vez quisimos olvidar) Artistas / Artists: Elmgreen & Dragset Comisario / Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio Coordinación / Coordination: Eneas Bernal Lugar / Venue: Salas 1, 4, 5, 6 y patio interior sala 1/ Halls 1, 4, 5, 6 & courtyard Hall 1 Fechas / Dates: 31 de enero -21 de junio, 2009 / January 31st - June 21st, 2009

Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset
Trying to Remember What We Once Wanted to Forget
Kurator: Agustin Perez Rubio