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Flies & Angels.

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - the art of 'total' installation

Overview

Genre
Arts, Human Interest, Biography, and Essay
Synopsis

Ilya Kabakov was born in the Ukraine in 1933. Today he is considered one of the most important contemporary artists worldwide, and there is practically no significant museum of contemporary art around the world that doesn't show at least one of his installations. With his etchings, paintings and particularly with these installations he has for decades now created a phantastic world that serves as a counterpoint to the brutal reality and its many failed visions. These installations, executed with exquisite detail, are strange and enchanted spaces. They are like film sets telling life histories, touching emotions and memories held by people everywhere. But his stories are more than personal dramas: Kabakov is one of the last great utopists, he looks disenchantedly at the debris of the 20th century but at the same time, with human warmth and a distinct imagination, he is able to envision other worlds.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
90 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Filmtank Hamburg
Country
Germany
Years of Production
2006-2009
Locations
Germany, New York, Moscow, Paris, Basel, Ukrainia,

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
docu Arts Amsterdam; FIFA Montreal
Distribution
Realfiction (for the German Release)
Broadcast (Prod.)
WDR
Language
Russian / German and Russian / English
Subtitles
German / English

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