Incident at the Museum of Water Music

Ilya Kabakov

Sep 12 – Oct 17, 1992

Ilya Kabakov

S. Kochelev, First Snow. (At the Pioneer Sanatorium), 1932, 1992

Description


Incident at the Museum or Water Music recreates two galleries of old master paintings from an unnamed, well-reputed museum. A potentially catastrophic leak in the ceiling provides an unexpected source of music in the form of dripping water and the sounds produced as it strikes the makeshift vessels and plastic tarps below which become instruments. However, the music "speaks" only to those who have the internal ear with which to hear it. It is these select few who can see beyond the chaos to sense the music’s evocation of other works of art – "conversations of drops" in marble chalices in Arabic palaces, the splash of fountains in French parks, even Handel’s WaterMusic. Only in the sublime setting of a "temple" of art could the entire phenomenon occur.

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S. Kochelev,Whose Shawl is Better? (Village beauties), 1932, 1992

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S. Kochelev,Whose Shawl is Better? (Village beauties), 1932, 1992

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S. Kochelev, He Became a Doctor. (Portrait of the Tyrzynkulov), 1930, 1992

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S. Kochelev, Lunchtime. (Derevyanko Village), 1926, 1992

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S. Kochelev, Morning in the Orchard. (Portrait of Z. and V. Beklemishev), 1932, 1992

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S. Kochelev, O.V. Zhiltsova and the Hog Zhenjka, 1933, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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Incident at the Museum or Water Music, 1992

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