Galerie Perrotin Celebrates New Exhibition

by Josefina Garcia Photographed by Emmanuel Perrotin, Michael Elmgreen, Ingar Dragset
Friday, April 17, 2015

Last night, April 16, Galerie Perrotin celebrated the opening reception for its new exhibition “Past Tomorrow” from artist duo Elmgreen and Dragsett. Some of the biggest names in the New York art scene gathered at the gallery to celebrate and view the collection. The installation is unique and takes a one-of-a-kind approach in its display; rather than paintings or sculptures, “Past Tomorrow” consists of a narrative told through a psychologically charged domestic interior, a bedroom, which has been staged in the gallery space. Featuring elements like books, a half-open nightstand drawer filled with prescription medication, an incomplete building design, the display tells the story of its absent occupant, the fictional Mr. Swann, an elderly, disillusioned and failed architect, whose bedroom is filled with objects related to his turbulent biography and the nostalgia, sorrows and regrets of his personal life.

During the event, guests got to walk through and explore the space’s details, getting close to all the elements and even lying on the bed. Attendees included: Emmanuel Perrotin, Ingar Dragset, Michael Elmgreen, Yvonne Force Villareal, Lucien Terras, Takashi Murakami, Polina Proshkina, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Peggy Leboeuf, Diane Ackerman, Ludovica Barbieri, Katia Tsvetkova, Olya Kurilovich, Massimiliano Gioni, Cecilia Alemani, Erika Almeida, Thomas Prevot and Lady Liliana Cavendish.


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