The New Yorker, September 29, 2003

Yeshiva University Museum;
Through Febuary 1, 2004

lIya Kabakov, Komar and Melamid, and many other artists from the former Soviet Union regard their artistic heritage with ambivalence, yearning for the security of state-sponsored culture (and the thrill of subverting it) even as they look to the West for inspiration. In this small but wellconceived exhibition, Lenin goes head-to-head with a Giacometti stick figure in Leonid Sokov's sculpture, and Alexander Kosolapov's Pop-in Aected silkscreen gives a Coke bottle a new life as a Molotov cocktail.