Ilya and Emilia Kabakov – ‘The Viewer is the Same as the Artist’ | TateShots

The Kabakovs 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 the exhbition ‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will be Taken into the Future’ at Tate Modern until 28 January 2018:

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