• Floating Worlds and Future Cities: The Genius of Lazar Khidekel, Suprematism, and the Russian Avant-Garde


    • Other
    • Modern Art
    • Prints & Works on Paper

    Dates and Opening hours

    APR 21 to JUN 21, 2013

    On April 21, 2013: 3:00pm Symposium 5:00pm Exhibition Opening & Reception

    Event Location

    Russian American Cultural Center (RACC)

    YIVO Institute 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
    New York City
    United States

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    A comprehensive exhibition of the works of Lazar Markovich Khidekel (1904-1986) will begin at the YIVO Institute on April 21, 2013.  Khidekel worked closely with Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich in Vitebsk, where he became an important proponent and theoretician of the avant-garde movement known as Suprematism and a founding member of Unovis group (Affirmers of New Art) which included Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky, Nina Kogan and Ilya Chashnik. This exhibition and accompanying symposium will explore Khidekel’s biography and work, the Jewish contribution to the Russian avant-garde, and the glory of Vitebsk, the Paris of the East, as it was known during this period.



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