Friday, November 9, 2007

The person who describes his life through characters

With whom to begin? Who had the right to self-expression first? The “Master” had the cloudiest notions concerning this. He decided to let each talk one after the other, stand before him with his account of the world, and then it would be possible to compare, choose, and determine who is more important, more significant…

Ilya Kabakov, 10 Characters (extract)

10 characters, 10 stories. In images and words. Without a beginning and an end.
Discover them day by day through 7 selected images from each album.

Image: The Cycle 10 Characters, 1968-1974 by Ilya Kabakov, installation view from the exhibition 7 + 7, from the EMST collection (2004)

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