Ilya Kabakov and John Scott


Curated by Richard Rhodes and on view from 15 November, 1991 – 5 January, 1992, this exhibition’s juxtaposition of a Canadian artist, John Scott, and a Russian artist, Ilya Kabakov, was a schematic approximation of the cold war’s geometry. The artworks themselves were selected for their discursive relation to the war’s experience. We see from both Scott and Kabakov recreated nation-states that have an absurd sense of being. They are imagined as aggressors, incompetents and alienators. The darkened space of the exhibition begged the question: what happened to the states envisioned by the Enlightenment?
This 56-page softcover catalogue features images of Kabakov and Scott’s work, as well as a text by curator Richard Rhodes.

Product Information

  • Author(s): Richard Rhodes
  • Publisher: The Power Plant
  • Year: 1991
  • ISBN: 0-921047-84-3
  • Pages: 56
  • Illustrations: Colour
  • Dimensions: 15 x 23 cm
  • Availability: In stock