Rorschach Theatre’s aesthetic is a unique blend of dark magic, bold use of space and a signature fierce performance style. What other artists, in other mediums, speak to this aesthetic? The Rorschach team organizes monthly events where our artists and audience come together to explore art galleries, cinema, author events and other adventures that feature work with a Rorschach flavor: Other People’s Ink.
ILYA AND EMILIA KABAKOV: THE UTOPIAN PROJECTS
Sunday, March 11 at 330pm
A contemporary art exhibit of light, sound, and motion models at the HIRSHORN MUSEUM
Independence Ave and 7th St, Washington, DC 20560
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:
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.
These elaborate creations are brought to life by the eccentric, imaginary characters that inhabit them, inviting the viewer into a miniature surreal world while simultaneously offering a rare glimpse into the duo’s artistic process. Lights, motors, text, and music enhance the whimsy and theatricality of each miniature environment, which the Kabakovs use to reinforce the metaphorical meaning of the work.
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