Kunsthaus Graz – Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Utopia and Reality

Opening: Feb 06, 2014, 7 p.m.

In cooperation with the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL)

Curated by Charles Esche, Ilya Kabakov and Emilia Kabakov

Co-curated by Peter Pakesch, Katrin Bucher Trantow and Willem Jan Renders

El Lissitzky and Ilya Kabakov are representatives of the former Soviet Union, who stand for the two generations to follow that brought revolution and the implementation of the Communist visions, and who construct and deconstruct these visions by means of powerful visuals.

El Lissitzky – Ilya und Emilia Kabakov. Sujet

The exhibition in the Kunsthaus Graz is a version of the 2013 exhibition shown in the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, specially adapted to our museum, which set 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.

In the process the exhibition shows over 40 original works by El Lissitzky, together with such well known works by Ilya Kabakov.

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