My Grandfather's Shed

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov


Installation, 210 x 240 x 325 cm.
Materials: wood

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK007029).

At first glance, *My Grandfather’s Shed* looks decrepit and not necessarily very inviting. But when we go inside we enter another world. In one corner there is a stool without backrest but with an unexpected light source under it. The light is cast on a miniature landscape that brings back memories of innocent, peaceful times. The winged, angelic figure hovering over it contributes to the mysterious, miraculous atmosphere. Besides the play of light and darkness this installation also employs scale and perspective: first the museum space, then the inside of the shed, then the extended landscape with the little angel.

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