Ekebergparken Introduces Elmgreen & Dragset: Dilemma
Ekebergparken in Olso, Norway, announces a new addition to the Sculpture Park's vast Art collection. Dilemma, by Berlin-based artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, has been installed in early July this year. The site-specific sculpture Dilemma depicts a six year old boy standing at the edge of a diving board, creating an illusion that he is just about to jump. The sculpture serves as a metaphor for the uncertainty of entering adulthood, and the ensuing unpredictability in decisions, actions and expectations of growing up. Dilemma is the first sculpture by Elmgreen & Dragset to be installed in Olso, Norway. The duo have been working together since 1995 in various media, often criticising institutionalised systems and challenging the conception of public spaces.
Ekebergparken's collection of Art has been carefully selected by an Art committee, reaching a total of 37 sculptures in 2017. Dilemma, the latest sculptural installation, marks the 10th site-specific piece to enter the park. Other site specific works include Tony Oursler, Jenny Holzer, James Turrell, and George Cutts.
Ekebergparken is situated on the East side of Olso, Norway's capital city. The park is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, with free public access.