Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov | RU

HOW TO MEET AN ANGEL, 1995 | 2016/2020

1.800 x 500 x 700 cm, wood, fiberglass, resin
site-specific installation
Courtesy: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris – Salzburg

How can we increase our chances of getting to paradise or at least meeting an angel? The artist couple Ilya & Emilia Kabakov tell stories of the pursuit of happiness, of temporary doubts and the hope that everything will turn out right in the end. Their sculpture How To Meet An Angel symbolizes the aspiration to do everything possible in order to achieve salvation—even if you have to build the ladder to heaven yourself to increase your chances.

Ilya Kabakov *1933 in UdSSR | USSR. Emilia Kabakov *1945 in UdSSR | USSR, live and work in New York

Anna Jermolaewa Elisabeth Kramer