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Makarevich and Elagina
Igor Makarevich (1943) and Elena Elagina (1949)
Makarevich and Elagina
Igor Makarevich (1943) and Elena Elagina (1949)
About the author

Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina  are a well-known art duo of artists who created their own version of conceptual art in the line of the Moscow Conceptualism school. This version was distinguished by the active use of pictorial and  plastic techniques along with the creation of texts, photographs and  performances. Indeed, until the mid-1970s, both artists managed to become masters in the  field of traditional art.
Turning to  conceptualism, they combined in their works the entertaining sociology of Ilya Kabakov, the play with borrowed styles characteristic of Komar and  Melamid, the metaphysics of Eric Bulatov and the existential experiences of Andrei Monastyrsky. The result was their  numerous total installations, in which the explored space of life does not belong to an alien and  outside character, but, despite the  exotic ethnographic seasoning, to the authors themselves.

Works are in collections: State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow; Center Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

Igor Makarevich
1955−62 Secondary Art School (MSHSH)
1962−68 Art Department of the Institute of Cinematography (VGIK)

Elena Elagina
1962−67 secondary art school (MSHSH)
1967−72 classes with Alice Poret
1972−75 Faculty of Philology of the Pedagogical Institute

2012 — Laureate of the Innovation Award
Selected exhibitions

2005 — "In # nbsp; the limits of beauty", State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2007 —"Russian Idea", XL gallery, Moscow
2009 — "In Situ", Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
2020 —"CHA SCHA. Exhibition in the forests" on the territory of the Pirogovo resort, JART Gallery, Moscow
2021 —Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina. "Countdown", MMOMA, Moscow

Panther Fly Agaric with Tatlin’s Tower
215×80×80 cm, mixed media, wood, plastic, acrylic, 2010

Classics of Moscow conceptualism Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina turn us to the eternal spiral of the archetypes of civilization, its birth and decay, withering and resurrection (even if in a psychedelic ecstasy). The spiral that wants to wrap itself around the planet and grow into the heavens is the emblematic Ouroboros of all the daring thoughts of world architecture, from the Tower of Babel to the tower of the Third International. — Sergey Khachaturov, curator
Object by Igor Makarevich and  Elena Elagina "Dugout", "CHA SCHA. Exhibition in the  forests»
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