Sloane Gallery of Art

Komar and Melamid

(Russian)

#117 (from “symbols of the big bang” series) by komar and melamid

Komar and Melamid

#117 (from “Symbols of the Big Bang” series), 2001–2002

#2 (from “symbols of the big bang” series) by komar and melamid

Komar and Melamid

#2 (from “Symbols of the Big Bang” series), 2001–2002

air superiority by komar and melamid

Komar and Melamid

Air Superiority, 1997

catalogue of super objects – super comfort for super people (portfolio of 36 colored photographs) by komar and melamid

Komar and Melamid

Catalogue of Super Objects – Super Comfort for Super People (Portfolio of 36 Colored Photographs), 1976

george washington as united states seal by komar and melamid

Komar and Melamid

George Washington as United States Seal, 1997

lenin hails a cab by komar and melamid

Komar and Melamid

Lenin Hails a Cab, 1993

Biography

Timeline

1943
Vitaly Komar, Born in Moscow
1945
Alexander Melamid, Born in Moscow
1958 - 1960
Moscow Art School
1962 - 1967
Stroganov Institute of Art & Design, Moscow

Exhibitions

2010
Glasnost, Soviet Non-Conformist Art from the 1980s Haunch of Venison London, UK
2009
The Thaw and the Time After – Moscow Artists 1958-2008: Part II Komar & Melamid and Sergej Volokhov. Galerie Sandmann. Berlin, Germany
Shadows. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Fundacion Caja Madrid. Madrid, Spain
2008
Moscow – New York = Parallel Play Chelsea Art Museum New York, NY
Komar and Melamid: Super Objects-Super Comfort for Super People Neuberger Museum or Art Purchase, NY
2005
Russia! Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
2003
Somewhere Better Than This Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan, Komar & Melamid: Desperately Seeking a Masterpiece
2002 - 2003
Symbols of the Big Bang, Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
2002
Komar and Melamid’s Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project Berkeley Art Museum Berkeley, CA

Literature

2010
The St. Petersburg Times “A new platform for modern art” Katharine Helmore
2009
The New York Times “Long Afterlife for a Short-Lived Jewish Monthly” Samuel G. Freedman
Crossing Cultures: Conflict Migration and Convergence “Komar and Melamid: The Future Memory of International Modernism” Joe A. Thomas
2008
The New York Times “Skewering Soviet Dogma and Consumerism, Too Benjamin Genocchio
2007
Art Forum “Eastern Prophecies” Boris Groys
2006
The New York Times “Artists Against the State.” Ken Johnson
2004
NY Arts “The Art Couple” John Perreault
2003
Fulcrum “Symbol and Origin” Mikhail Iampolski
The Jewish Week “Star Gazers” Daniel Belasco
2002
Komar & Melamid: Symbols of the Big Bang. New York, NY: Yeshiva University Museum