Grace Glueck, “Komar and Melamid: Symbols of the Big Bang,” The New York Times, January 3, 2003.

Mikhail Iampolski, “Symbol and Origin,”
Fulcrum; an annual of poetry and aesthetics, Number 2 (Cambridge, 2003): 315–332.

Dream Factory Communism, curated by Boris Groys and Max Hollein, Schirin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany. (with catalog)

K&M start to transform some of their Symbols of the Big Bang into stained glass. See the international show:

Berlin-Moscow, Moscow-Berlin 1950-2000 with catalog, curated by Ürgen Harten, Professor Angela Schneider (Neue National Galerie), Christoph Tannert (Künstlerhaus Bethanien), Pavel Choroshilov (deputy cultural minister of the Russian Federation), Ekaterina Degot and Victor Misiano, (at The Martin-Gropius-Baw, Berlin).

With the permission of K&M, people start to copy some of the Symbols of the Big Bang for their body tattoos. For an example, see the shoulder of David Farris, New York.

One of the Symbols of the Big Bang is transformed to stained glass for Berlin-Moscow 1950-2000 (at The Martin-Gropius-Baw, Berlin).

Komar and Melamid: Desperately Seeking a Masterpiece, Kawamura Memorial Museum of
Art, curator Sumi Hayash, (with catalog, Japan).



Symbol of the Big Bang #154, as a stainglass (installation at Gropius Bau, Berlin, Berlin-Moscow show, Germany, 2003).