Galleria Continua

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - The Eminent Direction of Thoughts 2017. Concept drawing.

Galleria Continua is happy to welcome back to San Gimignano the internationally acclaimed artistic duo, ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV

The Kabakovs’ work is infused with a poetic dimension which is both melancholic and fantastical, capable of communicating shared and universal meaning. At Galleria Continua’s spaces, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov present the installation entitled, “The Eminent Direction of Thoughts”: in a dark room is a seat, to which are attached coloured strings that stretch upwards; from the ceiling hangs a bare, transparent light bulb. Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s works are to be found among the permanent collections of prestigious museums, including MoMA, New York; the Pompidou Centre, Paris. In 2017 the Tate Modern, London dedicated a broad-ranging retrospective to the artists’ work which was realised in collaboration with the Hermitage State Museum, where the exhibition was transferred in 2018. Installations, paintings, drawings, prints, architectural models of utopian projects and gigantic public sculptures which retraced the various period of the artists’ lives: from the first works of the Sixties created by Ilya Kabakov in his Moscow, to the move to New York at the end of the Eighties, an important turning point in his career because it signalled the beginning of his collaboration with Emilia and the production of large-scale installations.

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