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.