Thursday, September 08, 2011

KABAKOV Opening @ Hemphill, September 10-October 29, 2011

Ilya & Emilia KABAKOV
September 10–October 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Included in the exhibition are drawings and a scale model of “The Large House of Humanity,” 1998, an unrealized project designed for the bank of the Potomac River in Washington DC. The proposed monument has a perimeter of 70 x 50 meters and a height commensurate with the Washington Monument. The white metal construction forms the contours of a traditional American home with a mansard roof. From a distance this gigantic “house” appears like a white mirage against the blue sky. Suspended from the ceiling inside the house are wire letters that read: “Since home we have but one, this earth we live upon. With our home in constant motion we are striving toward the stars.”

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am–5:00pm, and by appointment.

Image: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, The Large House Of Humanity, colored pencil on paper, 37 ½” x 45 ½”

Hemphill, 1515 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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