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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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)..
August 20th, 1968
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , August 20th, 1968, 2000. Installation, mixed media, variable dimensions.
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.
My Grandfather's Shed
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , My Grandfather's Shed, 1998. Installation, wood, 210 x 240 x 325 cm.
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Angels of History – Mosco...
17 September 2005 - 27 November 2005.
This exhibition starts from a synthetic view of Moscow Conceptualism, an as yet undervalued phenomenon in art history. It embodies the return
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
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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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