"The theme of flight appears throughout the Kabakov's work. From the solitary flies in Ilya's early paintings, it has been associated with the possibility of escape - whether from the oppression of the Soviet Union, or more generally from the harsh realities of life. / Spanning twenty years, the works in [room 10] focus on the figure of the angel, an enduring symbol that has appeared throughout the history of art. For the Kabakovs, the angel is a stateless being that is free from earthly and bureaucratic constraints."
Not everyone will be taken into the future @ The Tate Modern.
Exhibition of paintings and installations from the couple Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. I especially loved these installations of angels, the tone of the wood, the shadows they cast and their peaceful atmosphere.
Other works in the show that I found exciting were these giant paintings, with telescopes set up in front of them, angled to show tiny tiny figures set into the abstract landscapes: