Books
view all

Vol. 34 - 1992


Collaborations: tooltip

Ilya Kabakov

Richard Prince

Insert: tooltip

Tatsuo Miyajima

Spine: tooltip

Sam Samore

Miscellaneous:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Kabakov’s Twinkle. Claudia Jolles in Conversation with Pavel Pepperstein and S…

  • Author: Claudia Jolles
  • Artist: Ilya Kabakov
  • Section: Collaboration

On Lies and Other Truths

  • Author: Jan Thorn-Prikker
  • Artist: Ilya Kabakov
  • Section: Collaboration

The Architect of Emptiness

  • Author: Robert Storr
  • Artist: Ilya Kabakov
  • Section: Collaboration

“With Russia on Your Back”. A Conversation between Ilya Kabakov and Boris Gr…

  • Author: Boris Groys
  • Artist: Ilya Kabakov
  • Section: Collaboration

Bad Jokes

  • Author: Edmund White
  • Artist: Richard Prince
  • Section: Collaboration

Red Wings: Concerning Richard Prince's "Spiritual America"

  • Author: Kathy Acker
  • Artist: Richard Prince
  • Section: Collaboration

Richard Prince, Realist

  • Author: Daniela Salvioni
  • Artist: Richard Prince
  • Section: Collaboration

To Know, Know Know Him

  • Author: Susan Tallman
  • Artist: Richard Prince
  • Section: Collaboration

Abstract Monsters

  • Author: Patrick McGrath
  • Artist: Stephen Ellis
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Asta Gröting

  • Author: Gudrun Inboden
  • Artist: Asta Gröting
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Kabakov’s Twinkle. Claudia Jolles in Conversation with Pavel Pepperstein and S…

  • Author: Claudia Jolles / Pavel Pepperstein
  • Artist: Ilya Kabakov
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

“With Russia on Your Back”: A Conversation between Ilya Kabakov and Boris Gr…

  • Author / Artist: Ilya Kabakov
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Jaron Lanier Interviewed by Edward Ball

  • Author: Edward Ball / Jaron Lanier
  • Section: Balkon

Gary Hill: “Who Am I But a Figure of Speech?”

  • Author: Lynne Cooke
  • Artist: Gary Hill

Who’s “We,” White Man?

  • Author: Jo Anna Isaak
  • Artist: Elaine Reicheck
  • Section: Les Infos du Paradis

The Rhetoric of the Body: On Body Language in Art. An Exhibition at the Albertin…

  • Author: Christoph Geissmar / Eleonora Louis
  • Section: Cumulus

Artists in Pursuit of the Teen Spirit

  • Author: Hunter Drohojowska
  • Artist: Mike Kelley / Raymond Pettibon
  • Section: Cumulus

$ 32.00

Introduction

Naturally everyone immediately thinks in terms of contrast: Russian Ilya Kabakov versus American Richard Prince. But on closer inspection the two artists share common ground of explosive impact. They both consciously refer in their work to the systems and structures that have marked their lives, be it the omnipresence of the media in the Western world or the intricate ramifications of manipulating consciousness; they share the artistic strategy of locating reality through literary form; and they both have a penchant for collecting and classifying information. However, their ways part radically when it comes to their experience of public and private, collective and individual worlds. Although Ilya Kabakov now lives in the West, he is still “carrying Russia on his back,” as he says in his interview with Boris Groys. In past decades he invented his own medium—the Albums—for going public. In “his” kitchen in Moscow, he would slowly turn page after page for an audience alerted only by word of mouth. Now, as Robert Storr observes, he uses the art institutions of the West to similiar purpose, stil playing host and not guest. He gently leads us into what he calls his “total installations,” there allowing us to become insiders instead of outsiders.

By contrast, in Richard Prince’s pictorial and literary universe, we find ourselves gazing, as if from the outside, at what has been unwittingly etched upon our innermost being. Prince’s treatment of these images has incisively nourished the much vaunted crisis of authorship. In juxtaposing Prince and Kabakov, unexpected aspects of the flowing boundaries between the private self and the collective have been illuminated and defined. Bice Curiger