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News"Not everyone will be taken to the future." What works does conceptual artist Ilya Kabakov remember?

“Not everyone will be taken to the future.” What works does conceptual artist Ilya Kabakov remember?

On Saturday May 27, one of the most famous Soviet and American conceptual artists, Ilya Kabakov, died at the age of 90. He was one of the founders of Moscow conceptualism and the creator of the “total installation”. What works, Kabakov recalls – in the Russian media photo gallery.

During his long career, Kabakov created more than 150 installations. One of the most famous is “The man who flew into space from his bedroom”. Kabakov’s paintings Luxe Room (2006) and Beetle (2008) sold at Phillips de Pury auction in London for $4.1 million and $5.8 million, respectively, impressive for contemporary Russian art. The artist’s works can be found in the Tretyakov Gallery, the Hermitage, the Russian Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in private collections.

Exhibition “Two Times” by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Spectators in front of the paintings “Two Times No. 8” (left, oil on canvas, 2015) and “Two Times No. 5” (right, oil on canvas, 2015)Bernd Wüstneck / photo alliance via Getty images

Exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” at the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, 2018 Andrey Nikerichev / Moskva Agency

Exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” at the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, 2018 Andrey Nikerichev / Moskva Agency

Exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” at the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, 2018 Andrey Nikerichev / Moskva Agency

The work “Room #6”, presented as part of the exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” at the headquarters of the State HermitageAlexander Demyanchuk/TASS

At the exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” at the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky ValYuri Martyanov / Kommersant

Installation by Emilia and Ilya Kabakov entitled “Strange City” during the pop-up event Monumenta 2014 at the Grand Palais in ParisPatrick Aventurier / Getty Images

Exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” at the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, 2018 Andrey Nikerichev / Moskva Agency

Exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” at the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, 2018 Andrey Nikerichev / Moskva Agency

Installation by Emilia and Ilya Kabakov entitled “Strange City” during the pop-up event Monumenta 2014 at the Grand Palais in ParisPatrick Aventurier / Getty Images

Fragment of the installation “Objects of his life”, 2005 Yury Martyanov / Kommersant

Exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” at the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, 2018 Andrey Nikerichev / Moskva Agency

At the exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” at the General Staff Building of the Hermitage Museum, 2018Alexander Demyanchuk/TASS

The work “Six paintings on the temporary loss of vision. (They paint the boat)”, presented as part of the exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” Alexander Demyanchuk/TASS

At the exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not everyone will be taken to the future” at the General Staff Building of the Hermitage Museum, 2018Alexander Demyanchuk/TASS

Ilya Kabakov gives installation instructions for his work “The man who flew into space from his apartment” Perry van Duijnhoven / cea+ / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Details of the installation “A man who flew into space from his bedroom”Yuri Martyanov / Kommersant

“A man who flew into space from his bedroom”, 1985 Andrey Nikerichev / Moscow Agency

Details of the installation “A man who flew into space from his bedroom”Yuri Martyanov / Kommersant

The opening of the “Ship of Tolerance” art object created by artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov took place in Rostock, Germany in 2018Danny Gohlke / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa / TASS

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov near their artwork “Ship of Tolerance” at the Miami Children’s Museum, 2011 Larry Marano/Getty Images

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