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  • Ilya Kabokov: 1968-1998

    Bard Center for Curatorial Studies
    Bard College PO Box 5000
    June 25–September 3, 2000

    The '80s explosion of unofficial Soviet art in the West seems to have boiled down to one name: Ilya Kabakov. It's an unfortunate simplification, but at least his work comes as close as anybody's to encompassing the better part of a continent's worth of art. Though drawing mainly on one collection, that of New Yorker John L. Stewart, this show will offer the most comprehensive American presentation of Kabakov's career to date, including many works never before exhibited in the US. According to curator Amada Cruz, it will also be an artist's project of sorts, as Kabakov himself plans to reframe his work from the late '60s on.