Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
Born in Dnjepropetrovsk (), lives in New York ().
Ilya Kabakov is without a doubt the best-known contemporary Russian artist. As a leading member of the Moscow Conceptualist movement in the 1970s he played an important role when the Soviet Union, after years of cultural isolation, attempted to reconnect with western art. Kabakov’s oeuvre centres on Man in relation to his surroundings, with all his longing and with dreams that help him escape from an often intrusive and complex reality. In his work Kabakov offers a meditation on utopia and real life, hiding and flight, using a visual language that transgresses boundaries between cultural and political differences.
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A masterpiece on vertical...
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , Jan Fabre, A masterpiece on vertical piano (Homage to Walter Marchetti), 1996. Performance, 00:30:00.
My Grandfather's Shed
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , My Grandfather's Shed, 1998. Installation, wood, 210 x 240 x 325 cm.
A Meeting / Vstrecha
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , Jan Fabre, A Meeting / Vstrecha, 1997. Performance, 00:35:00.
In the Closet
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , In the Closet, 1998. Installation, drawings, wood, pictures, lamp, clothes, 190 x 60 x 60 cm.
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The collection XXXII – Pe...
07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
2013 was the ‘year of the collection’. Two large exhibitions and an extensive book put the contents of the M HKA collection on the map and po
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"... They cannot be reduced. They’re not representable. The claim of the complexity of their design is irreducible. They never give the impre
NU TE ZIEN
The M HKA collection is built around three approaches to art: image, action and society. While generally works cannot be classified exclusive