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Past Special Exhibition

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2008.02.09 - 04.06

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov presents Ilya Kabakov ORBIS PICTUS
Children's Book Ilustrator as a Social Calactor

Overview

The contemporary artist Ilya Kabakov, born in the Ukraine in 1933, is now internationally famous. Before the breakup of the former Soviet Union, he did illustrations for many children's books. He and his wife Emillia preserved copies of these books after moving to the West at the end of the Cold War, but they have not been seen by others for a long time. This exhibition is the first showing of 800 original drawings and 100 books, divided into two periods. It provides an enticing view of the everyday life and dreams of children under the socialist system. It opens the doors to the Kabakov's unknown world, with its poignant and ironic social criticism.

Information

Dates:
February 9, 2008(Saturday) - April 6(Sunday), Museum closed on Mondays, except days which fall on national holidays. The museum will be opened on February 11, and closed on February 12 instead. Also March 11 will be closed due to the installation (this exhibition only).
Hours:
10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Visitors must enter 30 minutes before closing time.
Place:
Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms
Admission:
General 1,000(800), college and high school students / 65 and older 800(640), junior high ,elementary school students and handicapped 500(400)
Amount in parentheses applies to groups of 20 or more.
Entrance free for all on March 30, anniversary day of museum opened.
Organizer:
Setagaya Art Museum

Overview

The contemporary artist Ilya Kabakov, born in the Ukraine in 1933, is now internationally famous. Before the breakup of the former Soviet Union, he did illustrations for many children's books. He and his wife Emillia preserved copies of these books after moving to the West at the end of the Cold War, but they have not been seen by others for a long time. This exhibition is the first showing of 800 original drawings and 100 books, divided into two periods. It provides an enticing view of the everyday life and dreams of children under the socialist system. It opens the doors to the Kabakov's unknown world, with its poignant and ironic social criticism.