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Svetlana & Igor Kopystiansky  , US

Rank (2014): 4003 – 

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Male, Female
Painting, Photography, Works on Paper, Video

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Germany 23
USA 10
Italy 7
Austria 6
United Kingdom 5

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Artist Rank
Ilya Kabakov  168 12
Joseph Beuys  4 11

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  Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Italy 3
Lisson Gallery Lisson Gallery, United Kingdom 3

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Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky have collaborated and co-authored many important and widely exhibited works, such as their major video installations Incidents (1996/7) and Fog (1999/2000). At the same time they have their own independent practices, and have developed distinctive languages and bodies of works. Their work is rooted in a deep knowledge and understanding of historical practices, such as constructivism and avant-garde theatre, but is also highly poetical and playful. Many of their recent collaborative works, realised as video, photography or slide projection, deal with the issue of time, and often present a powerful tension between two visions and trajectories, which can hardly be unified in an individual object or view. Drama and play are set up with the simplest devises, while conceptual strategies are perfectly harmonised with a strong fascination for the visual and tactile qualities of everyday objects and encounters.

Lives and works in New York City, NY (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 72  Please report missing Information

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   Igor e Svetlana Kopystiansky - Opere video - GAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
   Igor et Svetlana Kopystiansky - Double fiction / Fiction double - Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne

   Igor ja Svetlana Kopystiansky - EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo

Description Lisson GalleryIgor & Svetlana Kopystiansky - Lisson Gallery, London Send message

   The Day Before Tomorrow - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
   Svetlana and Igor Kopystiansky - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
   Svetlana and Igor Kopystiansky - Sandglass - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ

   Igor y Svetlana Kopystiansky - Distrito 4 Contemporary Art Gallery, Madrid

   Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
   The Day Before Tomorrow - Christine Burgin, New York City, NY

Description  Igor und Svetlana Kopystiansky. FOG - Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover

  ifa-Galerie BerlinIgor & Svetlana Kopystiansky - ifa-Galerie Berlin, Berlin Send message

   Igor Kopystiansky - "Das Corot-Projekt" - Ausstellung anläßlich des 25-jährigen Galerie-Jubiläums - Galerie Inge Baecker, Bad Münstereifel

  Kunsthalle DüsseldorfIgor Kopystiansky - Svetlana Kopystiansky - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf Send message


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   Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition - Pierogi Brooklyn, New York City, NY
   Siehe was dich sieht - Franz Graf (group show) - 21er Haus, Vienna

   Everyday Epiphanies - Photography and Daily Life Since 1969 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

   Wunder - Kunsthalle Krems, Krems

   From Trash To Treasure - Vom Wert des Wertlosen in der Kunst - Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel
Description  Wunder - Kunst, Wissenschaft Und Religion Vom 4. Jahrhundert Bis Zur Gegenwart. - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
   Erre, variations labyrinthiques - Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz

   Between Here and There: Dislocation and Displacement in Contemporary Photography - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
   Die Leichtigkeit des Seins Teil 2 - Dany Keller Galerie, Eichelhardt
  Galerie RigassiChoices VII - Galerie Rigassi, Bern Send message

   Weltanschauung Visione Del Mondo - Art Forum Würth Capena, Capena
Description and image Lisson GalleryBoule to Braid - Lisson Gallery, London Send message
Description and image Lisson GalleryLisson Presents 1 - Lisson Gallery, London Send message

   Niemand bedarf der Bedürftingen - Galerie Sandra Buergel, Berlin
   A Mind at Play - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

   Tiempo al Tiempo - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
Description and image  Geschichten vom Wasser - Galerie Poll, Berlin

   Artists Against The State: Perestroika Revisited - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
  Galerie RigassiThe Story - Kunst und Wort - Galerie Rigassi, Bern Send message

Description  Russia! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
   Collezione permanente - Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, PO
   Nothingness - Galerija Gregor Podnar - Ljubljana, Ljubljana

   Nothingness - Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz
Description  Video Time - Green On Red Gallery, Dublin

Description and image  Content - Rem Koolhaas und OMA-AMO - Bauten, Projekte und Konzepte seit 1996 - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Description and image  Berlin-Moskau Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000 - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
   Switch - over omkeerbaarheid - MDD - Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
Description and image  "Der Text ist eine Lüge" - - Dany Keller Galerie - Munich, Munich (closed, 2009)

   Regarding Landscape - mocca - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
   Refuge - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
Description and image  Documenta 11 - Documenta, Kassel
   Regarding Landscape - AGYU / Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON

   49th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

  Badischer KunstvereinEuropäische Kulturtage 2000 - SansSouci- oder die Kunst der Entsorgung - Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe Send message
   Moment - Art To Spend Time With - Visual Research Centre, Dundee, Scotland

   Liverpool Biennial 1999 - Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool
Description  Chronos and Kairos, die Zeit in der zeitgenössischen Kunst - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Description and image  Examining Pictures - Exhibition of 56 artists links generations of painters - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
   Stop the Violence - Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna

   Sarajevo 2000 - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
   Realistisch? - Galerie Inge Baecker, Bad Münstereifel

   Svetlana & Igor Kopystiansky, Thierry Renard - Collages - Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
   4e Biennale de Lyon - La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
   Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997 - Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster

  Haus am Waldsee - Der Ort internationaler Gegenwartskunst in Berlin(Landschaft) mit dem Blick der 90er Jahre - Haus am Waldsee - Der Ort internationaler Gegenwartskunst in Berlin, Berlin Send message

   After Perestroika: Kitchenmaids or Stateswomen - MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
Description  4. International İstanbul Biennial - International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
   (Landschaft) mit dem Blick der 90er Jahre - Mittelrhein Museum Koblenz, Koblenz
  Kunsthalle DüsseldorfIn eigener Sache - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf Send message
   (Landschaft) mit dem Blick der 90er Jahre - Museum Schloss Burgk, Burgk

   Cocido y crudo - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
   Jetztzeit - de Appel Boys' School, Amsterdam
   22° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
   Jetztzeit - Kunsthalle wien project space karlsplatz, Vienna

   La Collezione 88-90 - Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, PO
   Artisti russi contemporanei - Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, PO

   What is Contemporary Art? - - Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö (closed, 2006)

   XLIII Esposizione internazionale d’Arte. La Biennale di Venezia. Il luogo degli artisti - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice


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 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW


 Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 ARS AEVI Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo


 Macau Museum of Art, Macao


 Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
 Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne


 Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
 Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
 Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
 Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main


 Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, PO


 National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Moscow Branch, Moscow

United Kingdom

 Tate Modern, London


 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC


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