The National Arts Club Opens Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’

Lauren Ezersky attends The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov's 'A Model Point of View' (Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Lauren Ezersky attends The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’
(Photo by Michael Plunkett)

 

On Monday November 3rd, The National Arts Club and its Office of Fine Arts celebrated the opening of, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’ with a reception honoring the artists.

Dianne B. Bernhard, Director/Office of Fine Arts remarked, “This show includes an extensive collection of art never previously shown, from one of the worlds greatest artists.  Attendees enjoyed a level of exhibition worthy of any museum in the world, and we are proud to bring this caliber of artwork to the National Arts Club.  Many thanks to PACE Gallery for their support.”

The free exhibition is the third and final installment of the Offices’ Fine Arts fall program and runs until November 29. The gallery is showing work that has never been on exhibit before, and will be complemented by a Sunday Salon conversation entitled, ‘Exploring the World of The Kabakov’s’ on November 9th. The celebrations will close with the duo being awarded with The National Arts Club’s Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fine Art.

The exhibition features feature paintings, drawings and models from the pair widely regarded as one of the world’s top-ten greatest living artists, and the foremost artists to emerge from the Soviet Union.

Guests included: Chris Poe, President/National Arts Club, Angela Bernhard Thomas, Alex Rosenberg, Jean Shafiroff, Anton Perich, Cole Rumbough, Karen Klopp, Maggie Norris, Michael Travin, Nicole DiCocco, Justin Mitchell, Nicole Noonan and Steven Nobel, Hilary Weldon, David Noto, Billy Morrissey and Brittany Brown, and Alan Segan and Lauren Ezersky.

The Kabakov’s boast an extensive body of work that speaks to the conditions in post-Stalinist Russia as well as the universal human condition. With work found in major collections throughout the world including MoMA, The Guggenheim, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Tate Modern in London and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Much of the Kabakov’s success comes from using everyday themes to construct mythical worlds that encourage the viewer to contemplate their own view of society.

The free four-week exhibition will reintroduce the American art lover to these masters with a finely curated show.

Jean Shafiroff attends The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov's 'A Model Point of View' (Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Jean Shafiroff attends The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’
(Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Hillary Weldon, Diane Bernhard, Angela Bernhard attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov's 'A Model Point of View' (Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Hillary Weldon, Diane Bernhard, Angela Bernhard attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’
(Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Brittany Brown, Billy Morrissey attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov's 'A Model Point of View' (Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Brittany Brown, Billy Morrissey attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’
(Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Stephen Knobel, Nicole Noonan attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov's 'A Model Point of View' (Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Stephen Knobel, Nicole Noonan attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’
(Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Michael Travin, Nicole DiCocco, David Noto attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov's 'A Model Point of View' (Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Michael Travin, Nicole DiCocco, David Noto attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’
(Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Cole Rumbough, Karen Klopp attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov's 'A Model Point of View' (Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Cole Rumbough, Karen Klopp attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’
(Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Alex Rosenberg, Dianne B.Bernard, Yoan Capote  attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov's 'A Model Point of View' (Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Alex Rosenberg, Dianne B.Bernard, Yoan Capote
attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’
(Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Dianne B. Bernard, Chris Poe, Angela Bernard Thomas attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov's 'A Model Point of View' (Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Dianne B. Bernard, Chris Poe, Angela Bernard Thomas attend The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’
(Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Justin Mitchell attends The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov's 'A Model Point of View' (Photo by Michael Plunkett)

Justin Mitchell attends The National Arts Club opening of Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s ‘A Model Point of View’
(Photo by Michael Plunkett)

 

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