Cosmic Bottle

Concept drawing, 1997, watercolor, felt pen and colored pencil on a photocopied drawing, 21,5 x 27,8 cm, signed and dated bottom right

YEAR: 1998



Collection of the artist


See No 118


Antwerp, MUHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen
16 Installaties, 17 Apr 1998 — 23 Aug 1998 (as part of Nr. 118, 16 Installations, Room 6)

Goslar, Mönchehaus-Museum für Moderne Kunst
Ilya Kabakov, 16 Oct 1998 — 3 Jan 1999


In the corner of the hall, behind a wooden barrier, lies a large, complexly configured ‘bottle’ made of metal wire. It is 3 meters in diameter. Its height is 3.2 meters. Next to it on the wall is an explanation that is appended here. The size of the stand is 90 x 70 cm. The special quality of this installation is that there are lamps attached to each place where the wires intersect, and these lamps burn and create a strange, transparent image against the white background of the wall.

The text on the wall is a ‘scientific theory’ that the patient read at some time in the past and which confirms his own hypothesis.



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