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User Image mirinkaa Posted: Jan 20, 2018 7:16 PM (UTC)

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'How Jason Met An Angel'

Pictured: "How to meet an angel" by Ilya Kabakov @tate
#art #artstudents #kabakov #installation #tatemodern #exhibition #russian #pioneer #angel
User Image daphski Posted: Jan 20, 2018 12:35 PM (UTC)

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daphski 10h ago
The Man Who Flew into Space from his Apartment 🚀
#kabakov #dreamer #tatemodern #artinstallation
User Image art_gallery_home Posted: Jan 19, 2018 8:00 PM (UTC)

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From Madeleine’s @madeleine_preston visit to Tate Modern @tate - The Man Who Flew into Space from his apartment, 1985 by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.
The Kabakovs, Russia’s most important living artists, are conceptual artists - seamlessly moving through a range of mediums; painting, etching and installation - incorporating a vast array of materials.
Although they call themselves the Kabakovs, Ilya and his wife Emilia have distinctly separate artistic practices and backgrounds. Born in 1933, Ilya studied at the VA Surikov Art Academy in Moscow and began his career as a children’s book illustrator during the 1950s. In 1985 he received his first solo show exhibition at Dina Vierny Gallery, Paris, and he moved to the West in 1987 taking up a six-month residency at Kunstverein Graz, Austria.
Emilia Kabakov was born in 1945. She attended the Music College in Irkutsk and studied Spanish language and literature at the Moscow University. She emigrated to Israel in 1973, and moved to New York in 1975, where she worked as a curator and art dealer. Since 1989 Emilia has worked side by side with Ilya.
The Kabakovs are amongst the most celebrated artists of their generation, widely known for their large-scale installations and use of fictional personas. Critiquing the conventions of art history and drawing upon the visual culture of the former Soviet Union – from dreary communal apartments to propaganda art and its highly optimistic depictions of Soviet life – their work addresses universal ideas of utopia and fantasy; hope and fear.
Rather than depict the Soviet Union as a failed Socialist state defeated by Western economics, Ilya Kabakov describes it as one utopian project among many - capitalism included. By reexamining historical narratives and perspectives, Kabakov delivers a message that every project, whether public or private, important or trivial, has the potential to fail due to the potentially authoritarian will to power. #ilyakabakov #kabakov #tatemodern #tatemodernmuseum #emiliakabakov #homeat735 #sovietart #russianart #installationart #socialist #sydneyart
User Image inklinks Posted: Jan 19, 2018 4:20 PM (UTC)
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The astounding installations of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Mesmerizing, claustrophobic, conceptually inspiring, immersive... dissecting the concept of memory, the museum, the archive, the object... #kabakov art and the #archive