Floating Worlds and Future Cities: The Genius of Lazar Khidekel, Suprematism, and the Russian Avant-Garde
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, Paris of the East, as it was known during this period.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the YIVO Institute