Acclaimed Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have been working collaboratively for nearly thirty years. Although built with unbridled imagination and optimism, their installation-based works are directly inspired by the hardships, surveillance, and suspicion they endured while living in the Soviet Union. Spanning the years between 1985 and the present day, The Utopian Projects features more than twenty of the Kabakovs’ maquettes and whimsical models. Engaging projects both realized and unrealized, this exhibition includes monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structures, and commissioned outdoor works.
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects will be on view from September 7, 2017 through March 4, 2018, at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.
To find out more about the exhibition, visit the Hirshhorn Museum's website.