Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here

Making Art Against The Odds

Surviving as artists and Jews in the Soviet Union, in ‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here.’

11/12/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Midway through Amei Wallach’s sparkling new documentary “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here,” an art historian is explaining the workings of one of Ilya’s museum installations. The center of the room is filled with large tables, forcing museumgoers to walk close to the walls on which various paintings are hung. “The center is already occupied, and you are forced into the margins,” the interviewee says.

Emilia and Ilya Kabakov in scene from a new documentary about the artists’ lives and works. Jacques De Melo/Gert Liter
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