Wallpaper* Guest Editors 2013: Elmgreen & Dragset and Laurie Simmons take the reins
Two, or rather three, contemporary art stars join the ranks of Wallpaper* Guest Editors in our October issue. Scandinavian duo Elmgreen & Dragset tackle art’s relationship to architecture and take us on a two-part mystery tour of multi-story spaces while American artist and photographer Laurie Simmons mixes and matches her own work with that of friends, collaborators and contemporaries to create compelling visual rhythms.
Architecture and interiors, their workings and not-workings, have been a fascination for Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset. Their work often looks at buildings, inside and out, from strange angles and puts them in the wrong place and/or wrong time. They have built 1980s subways in noughties New York, plopped Prada stores in the desert, put (and peopled) a sink estate in a gallery and turned pavilions at the Venice Biennale into modernist villas of (and for) the conspiculously cultured.
In our issue they present an illustrated take on art’s treatment of the domestic interior and invite us inside the apartment of a forgotten hero of modern British architecture.
Laurie Simmons meanwhile takes the idea of over-dubbing and the complex inter-play of layered sound and puts it on the page, looking at riffs and refrains in her own work the work of other artists and designers including Erika Kobayashi, Sarah Charlesworth, Marilyn Minter and her husband Carroll Dunham.
Wallpaper*s October issue is the sixth Guest Editor’s edition. Previous part-time editors include Jeff Koons, Hedi Slimane, Dieter Rams, Zaha Hadid, Louise Bourgeois, Rei Kawakubo, Karl Lagerfeld, Philippe Starck, David Lynch, Robert Wilson, Kraftwerk, Christian Marclay, Ole Scheeren, Lang Lang and Taryn Simon.