biennale pick #1: Deutsche Scheune / German Barn by Elmgreen and Dragset

Deutsche Scheune or German Barn by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, a Berlin-based duo known as Elmgreen and Dragset is currently erected in the Hangar of the Old Kallang Airport for the Singapore Biennale 2011. Under the theme of Open House, the work takes the form of an old German barn, filled with details and exterior of the colonial villas in Singapore.

As part of the installation too are male performers, dressed in lederhosen, lazying around the Disneyland-like recreational structure.

Check out more on this piece’s review by designboom.com here.

More information about the duo here.

The Singapore Biennale 2011 runs from 13 March 2011 to 15 May 2011 at Old Kallang Airport, Singapore National Museum, Singapore Art Museum and Marina Bay. More on the biennale here.

RAP will be picking couple of interesting works from the biennale so check us out for more.

and an update from Mancrush fan-zine. Elmgreen and Dragset’s answer of the interview question regarding their current project.

“A site specific installation for The Singapore Biennial opening in March . We make a full scale traditional German barn with hay stacks inside. And local guys dressed in Southern German “leder-hosen”, hanging out like farm boys. Singapore is purely urban and has no agriculture. It is also rather homophobic so we assume there must be a link between homophobia and the lack of farm land, ha ha.”
quoted from Mancrush, link to the website here.

In addition to that, check out a critical response by Kelvin Atmadibrata regarding this piece here.

One response to “biennale pick #1: Deutsche Scheune / German Barn by Elmgreen and Dragset

  1. Pingback: Singapore Biennale 2011; OPEN HOUSE | rainbowartsproject – documenting LGBT art

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