Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Utopian Projects

September 7, 2017 – April 29, 2018

Image: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, “The Ship of Tolerance, Zug” (2016). Photo by Luis Eduardo Martinez Fuentes.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave. at 7th St., SW
Washington, DC

The exhibition, spanning 1985 through present day, features more than 20 of the Kabakovs’ maquettes, whimsical models, for projects realized and unrealized, including monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structures and commissioned outdoor works. Opening nearly 30 years after the Hirshhorn hosted Ilya Kabakov’s first major U.S. exhibition, these intricate creations invite the viewer into their surreal world in miniature and offer a rare glimpse into the duo’s artistic process.