The Welfare Show


The Welfare Show
is a catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name at The Power Plant in 2006. Artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingmar Dragset began collaborating in 1995. Their installations and performances rotate around a series of "powerless structures" that challenge established ideas of architectural and social structures within the public realm and even within the institution of the art gallery. The Welfare Show is an encyclopedic document that inspects our societal systems. Such issues as gay adoption, gender, nationalism, social services, tourism, and xenophobia, are listed in alphabetical order as a navigational tool through the book, and are each dealt with as issues to be contested, or examined.

Product Information

  • Author(s): Elmgreen & Dragset
  • Publisher: Bergen Kunsthall, BAWAG Foundation, The Power Plant and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
  • Year: 2005
  • ISBN: 3-88375-967-8
  • Pages: 160
  • Illustrations: Colour and black/white
  • Dimensions: 28 x 31 cm
  • Availability: In stock