Ilya Kabakov (b. 1933) is one of the former Soviet Union’s most important and influential international artists today. After the two-volume catalogue raisonné of paintings (2008) and 2017’s catalogue raisonné of installations, Kerber is now publishing a complete overview of Kabakov’s recent paintings.
Different ideas, phases, and styles unfold across the 350 works of art, but the artist’s inimitable signature can always be recognized. Visual themes include, for example, the color white, the relationship between complete and incomplete, and the combination of either various styles or of painting and photography. Still, all of the pieces have one thing in common: they all pursue a conceptual approach and make references to art history.