A large-scale retrospect which will first be on display at the Tate Modern Gallery (London, October 18, 2017 to January 28, 2018), then at the State Hermitage (St. Petersburg, April 20 to July 29, 2018), and, afterwards, will be showed, in an updated version, in the biggest halls of the Tretyakov Gallery.
The title of the exhibition echoes the title of one of its pivotal projects — the installation “Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future” (2001) that represents a train receding into the distance along the rail tracks on which pictures rejected by the future are scattered.
The display will include over 100 works — paintings, graphic pieces, albums, miniature models, and large-scale installations. Among the latter, the centerstage will belong to “Labyrinth (My Mother’s Album)” (1990), “The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment” (1985), “Three Nights” (1989), “Objects of His Life” (2005), etc.
A special section will include Ilya Kabakov’s early works of the 1960s and the 1970s.
The Tretyakov Gallery will also have on display one installation that was not exhibited at Tate Modern — “The Incident in the Museum, or Music on the Water” (1992).
The exhibition is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum and the State Tretyakov Gallery.