The Flying – Le tre finestre, by Ilya ed Emilia Kabakov, in ceramic of Faenza, is a large, airy panoramic vision that sees human beings soar in the sky with flocks of birds and airplanes. The choice of the subject has been explained by the couple of artists in this way: “The main problem of the people who come into a subway station and go down under the ground is that they lose the vision of the heaven that is over their heads”. Their work therefore returns to the visitor, through the images of the art, the lost view of the sky, giving a sense of freedom and happy lightness.
- Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
- 17 febbraio 2012
- Toledo Station
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are Russian-born, American-based artists that collaborate on environments which fuse elements of the everyday with those of the conceptual. While their work is deeply rooted in the Soviet social and cultural context in which the Kabakovs came of age, their work still attains a universal significance.