Published by Kerber. Text by Melissa Chiu, Stéphane Aquin, Jonathan Feinberg, Ksenia Nouril.
Acclaimed Russian-born American artists Ilya (born 1933) and Emilia (born 1945) Kabakov have been working collaboratively for nearly 30 years. Although built with unbridled imagination and optimism, their installation-based works are directly inspired by the hardships, surveillance and suspicion they endured while living in the Soviet Union. Spanning the years between 1985 and the present day, and published for an exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Utopian Projects features more than 20 of the Kabakovs' maquettes and models. These elaborate creations are brought to life by the eccentric, imaginary characters that inhabit them, inviting the viewer into a miniature surreal world enhanced by lights, motors, text and music. Engaging projects both realized and unrealized, this book includes monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structures and commissioned outdoor works.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Matthias Haldemann, Isabelle Zürcher, Emilia Kabakov. Text by Matthias Haldemann, Emilia Kabakov, Robert Storr.
Ilya (born 1933) and Emilia (born 1945) Kabakov are among the most important living Russian artists. Based in the US since 1988, the Kabakovs have developed a practice spanning drawing, painting, sculpture and installation art, grounded in the conditions of post-Stalinist Russia but also engaging universal questions of our perception of everyday life.
This publication offers a catalogue raisonné of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s installations made between 2000 and 2016. Featuring texts by Matthias Haldemann, Emilia Kabakov and Robert Storr, it offers a complete overview of the Kabakovs’ recent environmental work, including the Monumenta commission “The Strange City” (2014) at the Grand Palais in Paris. Inspired by art from the Renaissance period through the 19th century as well as utopian fantasies of the future, “The Strange City” represents the synthesis of a long artistic career.
Published by Editions Dilecta. Text by Ilya Kabakov, Jean-Hubert Martin.
This volume gathers Ilya Kabakov's (born 1933) drawings from 1960 onward, spanning all of the artist's periods and techniques. The works are explicated in a text by the esteemed curator Jean-Hubert Martin, who first introduced Kabakov's work throughout Europe and the world.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Wolfgang Roth. Text by Ilya Kabakov.
Painting has been a key feature of the countless installations that Ilya Kabakov (born 1933) has produced over the past few decades; it was also his first medium, one to which he has returned in recent years with great vigor. This handsomely produced volume reproduces collage-like paintings from 2010.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Ulrich Krempel. Text by Karin Hellandsjř, Ilya Kabakov, Ulrich Krempel.
Since about 2000, Ilya Kabakov has been slowly turning away from the installation pieces for which he is best known to return to his first medium, painting, with which he addresses personal experiences from the recent past as well as his childhood in Stalin’s Soviet Union. This catalogue presents 60 paintings and three models for unfinished installations.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Matthias Haldemann.
The book form has played a consistently pivotal role in the art of Russian conceptualist Ilya Kabakov (born 1933). Kerber's massive and luxurious clothbound catalogue raisonné of Kabakov's artist's books--companion to their previous two-volume catalogue raisonné of the paintings--is both an artist's book and an academic resource, providing full-color spreads from books published between 1958 to the present.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Renate Petzinger. Text by Boris Groys, Robert Storr.
This two-volume, slipcased set presents the first complete overview of iconic New York-based, Russian-born artist Ilya Kabakov's paintings. Centered around 130 works produced by Kabakov in Moscow between 1957 and 1987--when he used imaginary characters in his paintings to portray the banality of everyday life in the Soviet Union, providing both a parable on humankind and sardonic commentary on the system's unfulfilled promises and undelivered utopias--this comprehensive catalogue raisonné follows the publication of a two-volume catalogue raisonné of Kabakov's installations in 2004 and includes important essays by curator and critic Robert Storr and acclaimed late-Soviet Postmodern art and literature expert Boris Groys. Ilya Kabokov was born in 1933 in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1988. Kabokov is a contemporary of other "unofficial" Russian artists like Komar & Melamid--who also immigrated to the U.S.--and Oleg Vassilyev and Ivan Chuikov, who remained.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Kurt Wettengl. Foreword by Fernando Francés, Ritta Valorinta. Text by Rod Mengham.
In their 2004-2006 work complex, Under the Snow, the renowned Russian-émigré artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov bring together 23 large-format paintings and 35 works on paper. Various genres are crossed, including abstraction, landscape and historical painting. This volume collects the entire suite for the first time.
Published by Tufts University Art Gallery. Edited by Jeanne Koles. Introduction by Jonathan Fineberg. Text by Amy Ingrid Schlegel, Matthew Jesse Jackson.
Ilya Kabakov was born in the USSR in 1933, and immigrated to New York in 1992. He began working with his wife, Emilia, in 1989. The two continue to produce large-scale installations, similar to theatrical mises-en-scenes, that pose provocative questions about the role of individuals in society, connections between spirituality and science and the possibility of utopia. This volume accompanies the exhibition The Center of Cosmic Energy at the Tufts University Art Gallery in Medford, Massachusetts. An introduction by art historian, Jonathan Fineberg, and essays by Tufts Gallery Director, Amy Ingrid Schlegel and Kabakov scholar Matthew Jesse Jackson provide a much-needed contextualization of the Kabakovs' oeuvre, which is widely considered the most important contemporary work to emerge from the former Soviet Union.
PUBLISHER Tufts University Art Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Clothbound, 9 x 7.75 in. / 92 pgs. / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2008 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 152
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781880593066TRADE List Price: $25.00 CDN $30.00
Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Edited by Volker Rattemeyer. Essays by Boris Groys, Jürgen Harten and Renate Petzinger.
This book extensively documents Russian-American Ilya Kabakov's Red Wagon project through the artist's sketches and installation photographs. The intricate wooden construction is a work that has been conceived as a poetic allegory of artists' hopes, unrealized dreams and the demise of the former Soviet Union.
Since emigrating to the West in 1989, Ilya Kabakov--now 70 years old--and his wife Emilia have become two of the most important masters of the visual arts today. The Kabakovs' work is beyond historical categorization, although the viewer sometimes receives the impression that the work refers to a specific historical point of view and to a real space. Culled for this large 400-page book, 500 almost unknown drawings and 50 models of new architectural projects reveal the Kabakovs' diverse utopic dimension.
Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. Edited by Thomas Kellein and Bjoern Egging. Essays by Jill Snyder, Amei Wallach, Robert Storr, Rosalie Solow, Boris Groys, Margarita & Victor Tupitsyn, Matthew Jesse Jackson and Yusuke Nakahmara.
Counterfactual history is the subject of this catalogue from Ilya Kabakov, a leading figure in installation art and arguably the most important living Russian artist, who often collaborates with his wife, Emilia. Here, through the artwork of three fictitious Russians, including one named Ilya Kabakov, the artist imagines an alternative outcome to the Soviet experiment, one that embraces the populist spirit and idealized subjects of socialist realism and the utopian symbolism of abstraction. In the exhibition The Teacher and the Student: Charles Rosenthal and Ilya Kabakov,” two imaginary characters confront art historical and museological tropes: the model of the provincial artist; the nature of the museum retrospective; and the epoch of the avant garde. The catalogue function wryly as history lesson, morality tale, social critique and personal homage for an artist who has witnessed the failed utopian experiment of the Soviet Union, both as citizens and emigres.
PUBLISHER Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland
BOOK FORMAT Paperback 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 270 pgs / 260 color / 25 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/15/2005 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781880353295TRADE List Price: $65.00 CDN $75.00
Published by Richter Verlag. Edited by Toni Stooss. Essays by Robert Storr, Rod Mengham, Boris Groys and Oskar Bätschmann
The struggle with one's own memories, especially those of an unofficial artist in the last decades of the Soviet Union, has been the dominant theme of the work of Ilya Kabakov (born 1933 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine), since his 1987 move to the west. Kabakov invites us to enter a private sphere and reminds us of the ugly, depressing aspects of Russian Communism's decline into paranoia and oppression. The driving force behind Kabakov's artistic production has remained a recapitulation of his own past under the disintegration of Soviet civilization.
Published by Charta. Essays by Chiara Bertola and David Elliott.
Who is the greatest? Who today can define himself as the greatest? Ilya Kabakov, father of Russian Conceptualism, and his wife Emilia, ask these very questions in Where is Our Place? A project about the paradoxical contrast between contemporary and past art, this book meditates on the inner workings of the art system and artistic experience, identifying the importance of and need for a new critical and ethical awareness in our reception of art. Here different eras exist simultaneously in an incongruous art museum outside of time: contemporary, past, and perhaps also an imaginary projection into the future.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9.5 x 6.5 in. / 96 pgs / 42 color / 44 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/2/2004 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2004
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Published by Richter Verlag. Essay by Emilia Kabakov & Ilya Kabakov.
For their first collaboration, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov built an immense, spiraling multi-story canvas and wood structure lit from within like a Chinese lantern. Inside, the Kabakovs installed 65 projects that ranged from the sublime to the common-place, and included proposals for gaining self-awareness by becoming a beggar or an angel; for punishing household objects for our mistfortunes; for redistributing the world's energy supply with space-based transmitters; for "cloud management" through a system of pumps and pipes; and even for taking a vacation without ever leaving your bed. Through photographs and essays by the artists, this publication documents the development and realization of The Palace of Projects.
Published by Richter Verlag. Essays by Boris Groys and Ilya Kabakov.
In this album, Ilya Kabakov adopts the position of a fictive artist whose "Universal System for Depicting Everything" constitutes what he describes as "an exploration of some sort of fantastic system, namely, a system for a view from the fourth dimension. It is an elaboration, in several sketches, of how our reality, the different qualities of our reality, can be seen from this dimension."
Published by Charta. Contributors include Giairo Daghini, Anna Daneri, Emilia Kabakov, Boris Groys, Ilya Kabakov, Giacinto Pietrantonio, Angela Vettese.
During the summer of 2000 Ilya Kabakov was visiting professor at the Corso Superiore di Arte Visiva at the Ratti Foundation in Como. Together with his wife, Emilia, he offered the students his ideas on total installations, exploring their poetry and meanings. This volume documents the students' end-of-course exhibition and Kabakov's public space installation.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 160 pgs / 38 color / 26 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2001 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2001
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881583027TRADE List Price: $34.95 CDN $40.00
Published by Oktagon. Artwork by Ilya Kabakov. Edited by Zdenek Felix.
This comprehensive overview of Ilya Kabakov's installation work of the 1990s contains over 100 images across more than 400 pages, and includes Kabakov's own commentary on his works. Ilya Kabakov was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Soviet Union, in 1933; he left the country in 1984 and now lives and works in New York and Paris. Kabakov is widely regarded as the greatest contemporary Russian artist, and has received the Joseph Beuys prize and the Chevalier of Fine Arts Medal from the French ministry of culture.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 408 pgs / 56 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2000 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2000
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783927789937SDNR30 List Price: $48.00 CDN $65.00
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Beautifully produced to accompany Kabakov's Brussels installation, On the Roof follows the structure of the work with photographs from a family album: pictures of childhood, youth, a wedding, the first children and grandparents. Ultimately the reader sees that this is an autobiography of the lives of Kabakov and his wife. Turing the pages, we become participants in the private lives of many people, though Kabakov leaves no doubt that the "true" story is closed to us.