Sailing with the Kabakovs

Sailing with the Kabakovs

Courtesy Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Sailing with the Kabakovs The Ship of Tolerance, the first in a series of installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, was launched in 2005 on a saltwater lake in the Siwa Oasis in Egypt. The Kabakovs picked Siwa, on the border of the...
Sex, Money, Glamour, Tractors

Sex, Money, Glamour, Tractors

Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov sit and smoke in their penthouse studio, not far from Moscow’s Sheremetev Airport. They are laughing as they tell a story about Night Fitness (2004), their large painting of a woman doing a push-up in the shallow end of a...
‘A Knife in Our Back’

‘A Knife in Our Back’

‘A Knife in Our Back’ The full tragedy of the life of Hermitage Museum curator Larisa Zavadskaya may never be known, but more details are emerging about the final years of this middle-aged specialist in enamels at one of the world’s great museums. By all appearances a...