In a new step in their research on the subjectivity of images, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov present in Paris “The apparence of the collage”, a new series of paintings and drawings, at the Galerie Ropac until June 30th, 2012.
The large paintings gather random images taken from the reality and the memory of the artists in a collage of different fragments like a broken mirror, creating an artificial world of original interactions.
Born respectively in 1933 and 1945, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov are the most famous russian artists know outside of Russia. Their collaborative work is based on the criticism of post-stalinism political regimes and their social and artistic impacts.
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov will be the artists invited for Monumenta 2013 in Paris. They continue to inspire the young generation of russian artists: from Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, who presented in 2010 during the Armory Show a site-specific installation “Whose Smell is This” directly inspired by the Kabakov’s work “Whose Fly is This” to whom it was dedicated, to Diana Machulina’s paintings.