Elmgreen and Dragset have been artist-collaborators since the mid 1990s, with a body of work that explores the link between art, architecture and design. Their practice focuses on a number of different areas including institutional or social critique and often deals with important cultural issues tinged with subversive humor and wit.
The artistic duo created The End Is Always Nearer, 2012, to go alongside a limited edition cover for Garage Magazine in 2012. The 11.11 countdown parodies the most well known doomsday date of modern time: 11.11 am Mexican time, on 21.12.2012, according to the Mayan calendar. The date is presented as a timed bomb about to blow up a safe, but what is kept secure - or contained - and what will be revealed after the explosion, the artists leave us to speculate about.
By collecting this special piece exclusive to Sedition, you honour a moment of nostalgia for 21.12.2012, pay tribute to Garage Magazine, and own a key piece of Elmgreen and Dragset's practice.