Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Flew Into Space from His Apartment

Ilya Kabakov The Man Who Flew Into Space from His Apartment The fictitious hero of this installation is a lonely dreamer who develops an impossible project to fly alone in cosmic space But this dream is also an individual appropriation of a collective Sov

  • Title: Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Flew Into Space from His Apartment
  • Author: Boris Groys
  • ISBN: 9781846380044
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • The fictitious hero of this 1984 installation is a lonely dreamer who develops an impossible project to fly alone in cosmic space But this dream is also an individual appropriation of a collective Soviet project and the official Soviet propaganda connected to it Having built a makeshift slingshot, the hero apparently flies through the ceiling of his shabby room and vaniThe fictitious hero of this 1984 installation is a lonely dreamer who develops an impossible project to fly alone in cosmic space But this dream is also an individual appropriation of a collective Soviet project and the official Soviet propaganda connected to it Having built a makeshift slingshot, the hero apparently flies through the ceiling of his shabby room and vanishes into space The miserable room and the primitive slingshot suggest the reality behind the Soviet utopia, in which where cosmic vision and the political project of the Communist revolution are seen as indissoluble.The Man who Flew into Space from His Apartment also raises questions of authorship in modernity All of Kabakov s work is made in the name of other, fictitious artists This reveals a hidden rule of the modern art system only an artist who doesn t want to be an artist or who doesn t even know that he is an artist is a real artist just as only an artwork that does not look like an artwork is a real artwork The installation is a narrative, the documentation of a fictitious event.Afterall Books are distributed by The MIT Press.

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    1. Boris Groys

      Boris Efimovich Groys born 19 March 1947 is an art critic, media theorist, and philosopher He is currently a Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University and Senior Research Fellow at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe, Germany He has been a professor of Aesthetics, Art History, and Media Theory at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and an internationally acclaimed Professor at a number of universities in the United States and Europe, including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California and the Courtauld Institute of Art London.

    675 thoughts on “Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Flew Into Space from His Apartment”

    1. A person can breeze through this book pretty quickly as it's not long. My intent was to use it as a reference, and I can see it being useful for that, but it's an intelligent read as well. It strays into foggy territory here and there, but other reviewers have mentioned that - in my mind, such material is a great reference for the satirists and uninitiated. So the book is informative, and perhaps unintentionally silly here and there, but not as gratuitously as I had suspected.Boris Groys did his [...]


    2. Boris Groy's critique of Ilya Kabakov's famed installation, The Man who Flew into Space from His Apartment, covers a wide range of social, conceptual, historical, political, philosophical, etc. etc. ideologies of the cold war era. But fuck it's only 60 pages, I'd say it was a brisk read (regardless of the heavy-worded allegories and hazy art school intellectualism). Oh, and plenty of pictures too!




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