Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

  • The Dream City
    August 8, 2015 - December 6, 2015
    The Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
    From 8 August 2015 the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, China, presents The Dream City by Ilya & Emilia Kabakov as their most ambitious large-scale project. This installation will take visitors onto a journey through various smaller installations combining architecture, lighting, paintings, sound and urban planning. This city draws references from the Renaissance, Romanticism and modern science. The works presented in The Dream City, comprised of paintings, curious objects and models all highlight subjects that the Kabakovs have engaged with throughout their practice. Whilst visiting the Power Station of Art, the artists invite us " think and reflect about art, culture, the daily life and our present and our future."
    This exhibition is co-organized by the Grand Palais, Paris for which Ilya & Emilia Kabakov had created The Strange City, at Monumenta 2014, an installation composed of eight large constructions each presenting the artists's unique creative universe.  
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  • Glasstress 2015 Gotika I La Biennale di Venezia
    May 9, 2015 - November 22, 2015
    La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Franchetti/Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, Campo S. Stefano, Venice, Italy

    In the context of the 56th Venice Biennale, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have been invited to participate in the exhibition Glasstress 2015 Gotika curated by Dr. Dimitri Ozerkov, Director of Hermitage 20/21 and of the Contemporary Art Department in the State Hermitage Museum with Adriano Berengo of Berengo Studio.

    The exhibition explores medieval ideas, comparing the Biblia pauperum to today's contemporary style and communication methods that have imperceptibly crept into our modern conscience despite our technological advances and how the Gothic concept has influenced contemporary art, ranging from Europe to America, from North Africa to Japan.

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  • Award for Excellence in the Arts 2015
    April 15, 2015 - April 15, 2015

    The Appraisers Association of America will honor Ilya and Emilia Kabakov with the 2015 Award for Excellence in the Arts to be presented at the Eleventh Annual Award Luncheon on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the New York Athletic Club on Central Park South, New York City.

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  • I'm Beginning to Forget
    May 25, 2014 - August 17, 2014
    Kunsthaus Zug
    Zug, Switzerland

    A large-scale fourteen-part series from 2010 will be on view at the Kunsthaus for the first time in its entirety as part of a show featuring key works by the Kabakov from Swiss collections: paintings, works on paper and albums, accordion-folds and books dating from the 1960s onwards, as well as "Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music)" of 1986, the first installation by Kabakov ever shown in the West. The exhibition was curated by Matthias Haldemann in collaboration with Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.

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    May 10, 2014 - June 22, 2014
    MONUMENTA 2014
    Grand Palais, Nef/Nave
    Paris, France

    For the sixth edition of Monumenta, Russian-born artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, celebrated internationally for their large-scale projects and ambitious installations, will invite viewers to lose themselves in the maze of an imaginary town: “The Strange City”. Including paintings, curious objects and models, the works installed highlight the core issues that preoccupy the Kabakovs.

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  • El Lissitzky – Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Utopia and Reality
    February 7, 2014 - May 11, 2014
    Kunsthaus Graz
    Graz, Austria

    The exhibition in the Kunsthaus Graz is a version of the 2013 exhibition shown in the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, specially adapted to the venue, which sets up a dialogue between the two giants of Russian art at the beginning and end of the Soviet Union respectively, El Lissitzky and Ilya Kabakov. The exhibition shows over 40 original works by El Lissitzky, together with well known works by Ilya Kabakov.

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  • Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: A Collective Memory
    November 23, 2013 - February 23, 2014
    Sharjah Art Foundation
    Sharjah Art Museum
    United Arab Emirates

    Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: A Collective Memory explores a selection of work by Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. While often rooted in the Soviet social and cultural context in which they lived, their work attains a universal significance that contemplates failed utopias around the world.


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  • Utopia and Reality? El Lissitzky, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
    September 17, 2013 - November 17, 2013
    MAMM (Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow)
    Moscow, Russia

    Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are the guest curators of this exhibition that features their work in dialogue with El Lissitzky's (1890-1941). It is the first time that their works are being presented together. This exhibition travels from the Van Abbemuseum, Holland and the Hermitage, Saint-Petersbourg.




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    June 1, 2013 - November 24, 2013

    Curated by Adriano Berengo and James Putman



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  • Vertical Paintings and Other Works
    April 9, 2013 - May 18, 2013
    Ivorypress Space, Madrid

    Ivorypress Space will host an exhibition by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, the Russian-born and international artistic duo currently based in the United States. This exhibition will encompass a wide selection of works that, through different techniques, makes references to art history and literature. Their work is deeply rooted in the Soviet sociocultural context in which they lived during their youth; however, their pieces approach themes that are universally meaningful, such as utopia, fantasies, and human fears and dreams.

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