Public Projects, Commissions, and Permanent Installations
"Who's are those Wings?" Utrecht, The Netherlands. (Permanent Installation)
"Monument to the Division of Normandie-Niemen," Commissioned by the Ville d'Orly and the Ministry of Culture, Orly, France. (Permanent Installation)
"Heruntergerissene Landschaft (Ripped Off Landscape)," Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Permanent Installation)
"Life With an Idiot, Opera," Music by Alfred Schnittke, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovitch, costumes and sets by Ilya Kabakov. De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, Netherlands, World Premiere: April 13, 1992.
"The Blue Dish," Expo 1992, Sevilla, Spain. (Permanent Installation)
"The Communal Kitchen," Fondation Dina Vierny, Musée Maillol. Paris, France.
Inauguration January 20, 1995. (Permanent installation)
"Concert for a Fly, music by Vladimir Tarasov," Château d'Oiron. Oiron, France.
Inauguration: June 26, 1993. (Permanent installation)
"Ich bin ein Prinz," plays by Daniil Charms, Vladimir Kazakov, Aleksandr Vvedenskij. Director: Edgar M. Böhlke; stage design: Ilya Kabakov. Produced by the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Abteilung Schauspiel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Premiere: February 11, 1994.
"The Flies: A musical phantasmagoria," Composer Vladimir Tarasov, libretto, costumes and stage design by Ilya Kabakov. The Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Majestic Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, October 26-28, 1994.
"Fallen Sky," Installation for Dialogues de paix: Celebration of 50 Years of the United Nations. Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
"Søppelmannen (The Garbage Man)," Museet for Samtidskunst. Oslo, Norway. Inauguration: March 24, 1995.
"The School Library," Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Inauguration: July 15, 1995. (Permanent installation)
"No Water," MAK Depot of Contemporary Art, Gefechtsturm Arenbergpark. Vienna, Austria.
Inauguration: September 10, 1995. (Permanent installation)
"Musik auf dem Wasser (Music on the Water)," music by Vladimir Tarasov. Landeskulturzentrum Salzau, Salzau, Germany. (Permanent Installation)
"Wings," Commissioned by the Federal Republic of Germany. Staatliche Neubauleitung Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Permanent Installation)
"The Rope of Life," Museum für Moderne Kunst. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
"Healing with Paintings," Kunsthalle Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany. Inauguration: September 5, 1996. (Permanent installation)
"Blickst Du hinauf und liest die Worte… (Looking Up, Reading the Words… or Antenna)," Skulpturprojekte Münster 1997, Münster, Germany. (Permanent Installation)
"The Fallen Chandelier," Hochhaus zur Palme, Zurich, Switzerland. (Permanent Installation)
"The Last Step Monument to the Emigrants from Europe to America," Commissioned by the Federal Republic of Germany. Hochschule Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany. (Permanent Installation)
"The Old Bridge," Hannoversch Münden, Germany.
"And I Was Like You..." Esslingen, Germany. (Permanent Installation)
"Monument to Lost Glove," Kunstverein Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
"The Weakening Voice," Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy. (Permanent Installation)
"The Old Column," Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy. (Permanent Installation)
"We are Free!" San Gimignano, Italy.
"My Grandfather’s Shed," Mönchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst, Gösler, Germany. (Permanent Installation)
"The Album of My Mother," Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland. Inauguration January 18, 2006. (Permanent Installation)
"Monument to the City of Bordeaux," France. Inauguration October 10, 2009. (Permanent Installation)
"How to meet an Angel," JellinekMentrum. Amsterdam, Holland, September 26. (Permanent Public Project)
"Memorial To Life," Marl, Germany. (Opening of the Permanent Installation, July 2, 2010)
"Project for the preservation of natural resources," Ruhr-Atoll. Essen, Germany. (Permanent Installation)
"Die Tragödie des Teufels (The Tragedy of the Devil)," music by Peter Eötvös, Bayerische Staatsoper. Munich, Germany. World Premiere: February 22, 2010. (Stage design)
"The Observer," Castello Di Ama. Tuscany, Italy. Inauguration October 17, 2010. (Permanent Installation)
"Wind of Tolerance," St. Moritz Art Masters Foundation. Lake of St. Moritz, St. Moritz, Switzerland. Inauguration, August 26, 2010, during 'St. Moritz Art Masters' festival, August 27-September 5, 2010.
"Vertical Opera (An Unrealized Project)," performance, Guggenheim Museum. New York, New York. (original date: April 11; postponed to November 14 and 15, 2010, 7:30 pm)
"Saint François d'Assise," opera by Olivier Messiaen. La Caja Mágica. Madrid, Spain. (Stage design)
Teatro Real. Madrid, Spain. July 6-13, 2011.
Metro Station, Napoli, Italy. (Public Commission)
"The Ship of Tolerance," in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida. Located next to the Miami Children's Museum on Watson Island. Miami, Florida. December 2, 2011.
"The Pirate's Ship", Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Subway station, ceramic walls, Napoli,Italy
Monumenta, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov "The Strange City", The Grand Palais, Paris, France