Sharjah Art Foundation

From 9 to 12 March 2023

Memorial to Useless Things, 1998

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Memorial to Useless Things, 1998
Installation, wooden mausoleum and staircase
588 x 14 cm and 808 x 340 x 110 cm
Detail view
Photo by Alfredo Rubio
Sharjah Art Foundations Collection


Join us on Saturday, February 1 as we explore the work of two of the most significant Artists living today. Tour and talk will be led by Umer Butt, Director of Grey Noise Gallery, Dubai.

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: A Collective Memory is an exhibition that traces the life and work of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. American Artists born in the Soviet Union, their work fuses elements of the everyday with those of the conceptual. While often rooted in the Soviet social and cultural context in which they lived, their work attains a universal significance that contemplates failed utopias around the world.