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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10 Characters - Album 1-10
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , 10 Characters - Album 1-10, 1994. Book, paper, 10 x (52.5 x 37 cm).
A masterpiece on vertical...
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , Jan Fabre, A masterpiece on vertical piano (Homage to Walter Marchetti), 1996. Performance, 00:30:00.
Ilya Kabakov "Que sont ce...
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , Ilya Kabakov "Que sont ces petits hommes?", 1989. Book, ink, paper, 22.5 x 34 cm, language : Russian, French, English, publisher : Galerie de France, Paris, ISBN : 2-902406-32-0, layout by Ilya Kabakov.
I. Kabakov - "10 Personag...
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , I. Kabakov - "10 Personagen" / "10 Characters" (Installation), 1988. Book, ink, paper, 28 x 21.5 cm, 239 p., language : Russian, German, English, publisher : Ilya Kabakov & Ronald Feldman Fine Art, New York, numbered edition (15/500)..
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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
25 May 2013 - 20 October 2013.
The exhibiton Le Pont aims to give visibility to artists from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea and beyond. At the same time, this show wor
Jan Fabre – Stigmata, Act...
24 April 2015 - 26 July 2015.
Together with Jan Fabre (born in Antwerp in 1958), the legendary exhibition maker Germano Celant created Stigmata, Actions & Performances
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EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decade the M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe afte
Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public