Ilya Kabakov, 'Labyrinth (My Mother’s Album)' 1990
Free for Members Tate Modern Exhibition

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future

18 October 2017 – 28 January 2018

Free entry for Members

Ilya Kabakov, Labyrinth (My Mother’s Album) 1990, Tate. © Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are Russian-born conceptual artists known for their pioneering large-scale environments and installations

Deeply rooted in the visual culture of Soviet society and yet speaking equally to universal themes, this major exhibition explores the theme of failed utopia. Combining the artists’ characteristic use of melancholia, fictional characterisation and humour, the exhibition traces a line from Ilya Kabakov’s early paintings, drawings, albums and installations made in Moscow before his emigration to the West in 1987, to the collaborative projects made with Emilia in America since 1988, including immersive installations and architectural models. 

The exhibition is organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg and the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

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Venue

The Eyal Ofer Galleries

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Dates

18 October 2017 – 28 January 2018

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FREE for Members

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