Many view Ilya Kabakov as the most important Russian artist to have emerged from the latter half of the 20th century. Ilya Kabakov is a master of the art-installation. He could tell a story with some paints (he was a children’s book illustrator) and broken furniture (he became a conceptualist) long before he broke the million-dollar mark.
Since 1989, he has been working with his artistic partner, Emilia Kabakov, who became his wife in 1992. Both were born in Dnepropetrovsk, in the Soviet Union, now Ukraine. Ilya was born in 1933, and will celebrate his 80th birthday in 2013. Emilia was born in 1945. Known as “The Kabakovs,” they are a force field on the international arts scene, traveling and showing their installations all over the world.
The Kabakovs' installation 'The happiest man' will be held in Ambika P3, University of Westminsteropens from March 27 until April 21.
'Two Mountains', a solo exhibition of new paintings by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, internationally recognised as two of the most influential living artists, will be held in Sprovieri Gallery from March 27 until May 11.
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