Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are the most influential contemporary living Russian artists. They were born in Russia respectively in 1933 and 1946. Since the early 1990s they have collaborated to make complex installations that combine references to history, art, literature and philosophy. The Kabakovs’ work is included in the collections of most of the world’s major museums (MoMA, New York, Tate Modern, London and The Pompidou in Paris). They were selected for major international art events such as Documenta XI (1992), the Whitney Biennial (1997) the Venice Biennial (1993, 1995, 2003, 2007) and the Singapore Biennial (2008). In 2010 they were selected for the 2010 São Paulo Biennial and participated to The Art Masters Programme (St Moritz, Switzerland) with the work ‘The wind of Tolerance.’ Recently, their work has been featured at the Louvre as part of the exhibition ‘Counterpoint, Contemporary Russian Art – From the Icon to the Avant-Garde by way of the Museum’ (October 2010 - November 2011).