“Tomorrow” will recreate an apartment of a fictional architect with a long life and a failed career. You are invited by the artist to snoop around, peak in the cabinets, peruse the architect’s bookshelves, and even take a respite on his sofa.
The artists have received most notoriety from their faux Prada store from 2005 in Marfa, Texas and have done similar fictitious installations such as “The Collectors House” in the Danish and Nordic Pavilions at the 2009 Venice Bienale.
A narrative art piece in the most exquisite manner – “Tomorrow” is part fiction and part truth. And you the viewer, much like voyeurs surfing social media sites, may peer in and make judgements on what you see. I believe that often fiction reveals the truth, and non-fiction creates myths, so perhaps in all of its contrived story lines within a museum context, this installation may reveal something essential.
It’s magical when experiencing these types of artworks – real and not real, honest and a total lie. There’s nothing more powerful than the truth – here’s to hunting for it.Tagged: architecture, arts, Elmsgreen & Dragset, marfa texas, Tomorrow, V&A, Victoria and Albert Museum