TateShots

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: ‘The viewer is the same as the artist’

We visit the pioneering installation artists' home in Long Island

Ilya Kabakov and Emilia Kabakov are widely known for their large-scale installations and wide range of paintings and sculptures which draw upon the visual culture and symbolism of the former Soviet Union.

From dreary communal apartments to propaganda art and its highly optimistic depictions of Soviet life – their work addresses universal ideas of utopia and fantasy; hope and fear.

For this episode of TateShots we visit them in their Long Island home in New York, where they have been living for over thirty years, as they prepare for their first major UK museum exhibition at Tate Modern.

See llya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will be Taken into the Future at Tate Modern until the 28 January 2018.

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