Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov on their return to Russia: 'Our art is universal'
The artist couple, now living in the US, explain why they’re finally taking their installations about Soviet life to Moscow

Andrew Roth in Moscow

05, Sep, 2018 @1:25 PM

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov review – Russia’s great escape artists
The grim realities of life in the USSR become universal nightmare in the compelling, tragicomic work of the Kabakovs

Laura Cumming

22, Oct, 2017 @7:00 AM

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A terrifying trip to the USSR's dark heart – Ilya and Emilia Kabakov review
With its harrowing echoes of repression, deprivation and murder, the Kabakovs’ art is a magnificent, moving monument to the millions crushed by communism

Jonathan Jones

17, Oct, 2017 @2:36 PM

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'A paradise inside hell' … the amazing Kabakovs on how art became a weapon in Soviet times
From a man launched through a ceiling to a train vanishing through a wall, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov make breathtaking installations that speak of life, death and disappearance under Soviet rule. As the Tate shows their great works, we meet the husband and wife artists

Emma Brockes

13, Oct, 2017 @1:36 PM

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A-mazed and amused: the Kabakovs' Strange City – in pictures
Sky-high scaffolding, stairways to nowhere and a modernist maze ... Ilya and Emilia Kabakov follow in the footsteps of Anish Kapoor and Richard Serra, conjuring seven new worlds for their Monumenta takeover of the Grand Palais in Paris

09, May, 2014 @4:04 PM

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Monumenta 2014: enter the Kabakovs' Strange City

Climb giant ladders to meet angels, go to weird labs in the clouds, or visit The Empty Museum … Children will love Ilya and Emilia Kabakov's world of hocus-pocus – but to me it's a flawed utopia, writes Adrian Searle

Adrian Searle

09, May, 2014 @4:04 PM

The art of being Ilya Kabakov
A visit to Long Island provides a glimpse into how Russia's best-known artist uses three studios to create his works

Philippe Dagen

11, Mar, 2014 @2:02 PM

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Happiest Man; Two Mountains – review

Those pioneers of the walk-in installation the Kabakovs have done it again. With their propaganda cinema circa 1950 they have created an unforgettable vision of Russian life that speaks to us all

Laura Cumming

31, Mar, 2013 @12:05 AM

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Happiest Man; Two Mountains – in pictures

A walk-in film installation and a series of paintings by two of the most original artists to come out of the former USSR

30, Mar, 2013 @6:00 PM

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Arts: Abramovich's girlfriend opens doors to Garage, Russia's answer to the Tate

Dasha Zhukova unveils gallery despite admitting she knows little about art

Luke Harding in Moscow

16, Sep, 2008 @11:01 PM

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Serpentine Gallery, London

Serpentine Gallery, London

Jonathan Jones

28, Nov, 2005 @12:44 PM

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Sleep of reason

Unconscious desire, self-destruction and despair - the dark impulses that we suppress during our waking hours have long been an inspiration for artists and writers.

Darian Leader

19, Nov, 2005 @1:16 AM

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