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After some thirty years as an 'unofficial' artist in the former Soviet Union, Ilya Kabakov first came to international recognition in the late 1980s. Now based in New York, he is considered the most important Russian artist to have emerged in the late twentieth century. His installations are often akin to theatrical mise-en-scenes, presenting a cramped communal apartment or a flooded art museum as though they are comedies on human frustration and doomed aspirations. Alternating between lighthearted irony and genuine tragedy, Kabakov evokes a shadowy world lit by a 20-watt bulb in which fable-like miracles might occur: a homespun cosmonaut may fly into space, or an ordinary radio/television aerial may spell out a poem against the sky.

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Kabakov is considered the most important artist to have emerged from Russia in the late-20th century. This work surveys his career, analyzing its philosophical and formal dimensions in terms of art history. It also discusses the artist's bridging of Eastern and Western art practices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714837970
Author:
Groys, Boris
Author:
Blazwick, Iwona
Author:
Ross, David A.
Author:
Groys, Brosi
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Art, russian
Subject:
Installations (art)
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - Artists
Edition Description:
Phaidon
Series:
Contemporary Artists
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11.45x9.95x.77 in. 2.15 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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