The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

In the deepest bowels under the University of Westminster on the Marylebone Road is Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’ “The Happiest Man”. The space is largely filled with old cinema seats. The large screen shows segments of rousing Soviet films of rural progress from several decades cut fairly seamlessly together. To one side of the seats (see top picture) is a large box, which contains a room with an atmosphere resonant with several of their previous installations. You can see the film through the window. As with much of their other work, the construction provokes delightfully strange and conflicting thoughts. Well worth a visit if you in London, open until 21st April.

 

Details www.p3exhibitions.com

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