Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Concert For A Fly (Chamber Music)

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Installation Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), 1986, by pioneering conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Russian-born and American-based, today they are recognised as among the most significant international artists to have emerged in the late 20th century.

Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music) is a historic installation, first exhibited in 1986 in Switzerland at the Neue Galerie, Dierikon, then in 1992 at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art and at the Kölnisher Kunstverein, Cologne. It forms part of an overall series of ten installations, where each represents a character. Exhibited in Thaddaeus Ropac’s 18th century Ely Room, the work is given renewed relevance. Emilia Kabakov states that this installation: ‘is about a person who cannot escape fears, problems, the oppression of everyday life. We do hope that today, in London, despite all the fears and innuendos of politics, this work, being so poetic, will be accepted once again and enjoyed.’


Duration 14 September 2017 - 11 November 2017
Cost Free
Venue Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Address Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NJ
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