Is a good neighbour someone you rarely see?

Is a good neighbour a family without pets?

Is a good neighbour someone who just moved in?

Is a good neighbour reading the same newspaper as you?

Is a good neighbour important to you?

Is a good neighbour your friend on Facebook?

Is a good neighbour active in your local community?

Is a good neighbour slower or faster than you?

Is a good neighbour a reminder of how things used to be?

Is a good neighbour someone who would never complain?

Is a good neighbour genderless?

Is a good neighbour someone who makes you feel at home, while you listen to low voices through the wall?

Is a good neighbour a woman in love, humming as she prepares a meal for her girlfriend?

Is a good neighbour the homeless guy next to you?

Is a good neighbour someone with no WiFi password and a strong signal?

Is a good neighbour a person who has never thrown a party?

Is a good neighbour someone with a bigger family than yours?

Is a good neighbour wearing headphones?

Is a good neighbour a man with a gun to protect his property?

Is a good neighbour richer or poorer than you?

Is a good neighbour older than you, with a different sense of rhythm—over there, the turntable visibly spinning, while you’re wireless?

Is a good neighbour leaving you alone?

Is a good neighbour someone who collects your mail when you’re on holiday?

Is a good neighbour just one of those sentimental childhood memories?

Is a good neighbour someone who just moved out?

Is a good neighbour from a neighbouring country?

Is a good neighbour an elderly widow who seldom goes out?

Is a good neighbour willing to babysit your 5-year-old?

Is a good neighbour someone who has a “Close The Borders” sticker on their car?

Is a good neighbour a collector of odd items displayed in her window?

Is a good neighbour cooking for you when you’re sick?

Is a good neighbour tuned in to the same channel as you, watching from a sofa almost like yours, bought from a similar chain store?

Is a good neighbour just some shadows cast on the rolled-down blinds next door?

Is a good neighbour a champion of good taste?

Is a good neighbour patiently listening to the same story that you’ve told so many times before?

Is a good neighbour signing the petition against the landlord raising the rents once again?

Is a good neighbour someone who leaves his shoes outside the door?

Is a good neighbour someone who lives the same way as you?

Is a good neighbour too much to ask for?

Is a good neighbour a stranger you don’t fear?

Elmgreen & Dragset

Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen, dr.h.c. and Ingar Dragset, dr.h.c.) are an artist duo who have worked together since 1995. Their artistic practice spans many genres, including installation, sculpture, performance, and theater. Their work has been included in the Istanbul (2013, 2011, 2001), Liverpool (2012), Singapore (2011), Moscow (2011, 2007), Venice (2009, 2003), Gwangju (2006, 2002), São Paulo (2002), and Berlin (1998) biennials. The artists were shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Prize, Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2000 and won the Preis der Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin in 2002. In 2012, Elmgreen & Dragset were selected for London’s Fourth Plinth Commission in Trafalgar Square. They were awarded honorary doctorates at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2015.

Previous curatorial projects include “The Collectors” at the Danish and Nordic Pavilions at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, marking the first-ever merging of two national pavilions to present a single exhibition, which received a Special Mention entitled “Curating Worlds.” Most recently, in 2016–2017, Elmgreen & Dragset curated “The Others”, a group exhibition at KÖNIG GALERIE in Berlin. In 2013, the duo curated “A Space Called Public”, a wide-ranging temporary public art project throughout the city of Munich, with the aim of generating a new conversation about the concept of public space today. The same year, with their exhibition “Tomorrow” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the artists designed a setting in which they staged paintings, furniture, and artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection. Earlier curatorial projects include “Not a Drop But the Fall”, together with Susanne Pfeffer, Künstlerhaus Bremen (2005) and “Update”, a performance-based festival that was part of Copenhagen’s European Capitals of Culture program (1996).

Other collaborative projects include the artistic direction of the operas “L’Amour de Loin” at the Bergen International Festival (2008) and “Faustus, The Last Night” at Staatsoper, Berlin (2008), Opéra de Lyon (2006), and Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris (2006). The duo’s theater plays include “Drama Queens”, first performed at Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007), and “Happy Days in the Art World”, a Performa Commission for Performa 11 (2011).

Elmgreen & Dragset’s recent solo exhibitions include “Die Zugezogenen”, depicting the moment a German family moves from Britain back to Germany after the Brexit vote (Museum Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2017); “Van Gogh’s Ear”, an upright swimming pool sculpture installed at New York City’s Rockefeller Center (Public Art Fund, 2016); “The Well Fair”, a fictional art fair staged in the Great Hall of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2016); and “Aéroport Mille Plateaux”, a Deleuze-inspired airport terminal at PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul (2015). Additionally, Elmgreen & Dragset have held numerous solo exhibitions in art institutions worldwide, including FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2016); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2016); the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (2014); Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2014); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2011); ZKM Museum of Modern Art, Karlsruhe (2010); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (2009); The Power Plant, Toronto (2006); Serpentine Gallery, London (2006); Tate Modern, London (2004); and Kunsthalle Zürich (2001).