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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, May 19 at the MCA

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Tomorrow Wednesday May 19th we have the great opportunity of listening live to Ilya and Emilia Kabakov talking about their work at the MCA. The retrospective of their work together will be followed by a conversation with Matthew Jesse Jackson, Professor of Art History.

The Palace of Projects

The Palace of Projects

The cultural historian Svetlana Boym once called the monumental art installations of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov “memory museums,” remarking that each of these works “turns into a refuge from exile.”

Ilya Kabakov is a Russian-American conceptual artist of Jewish origin, born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. He worked for thirty years in Moscow, from the 1950s until the late 1980s and now lives and works on Long Island with his wife, Emilia. Throughout his forty-year plus career, Kabakov has produced a wide range of paintings, drawings, installations, and theoretical texts—not to mention extensive memoirs that track his life from his childhood to the early 1980s. In recent years, the Kabakovs have created installations that evoke the visual culture of the Soviet Union, though this theme has never been the exclusive focus of their work.

Wednesday, May 19, 7:30 pm
Tickets $20, $15 MCA members, $5 students with valid ID
Contact Artspeaks at 773.702.8080 or
Presented by Artspeaks, University of Chicago, in partnership with the MCA

Posted by Casilda Sánchez.

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