Lazar Khidekel exhibition in New York

Symposium, Exhibition Opening & Reception:

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

“Floating Worlds and Future Cities" will present the comprehensive exhibition in the United States of the work of the great artist, architect, designer and theoretician, Lazar Khidekel (1904-1986).

Khidekel worked closely with both Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich in Vitbesk in the years 1918-1922, 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 other notable Russian artists such as Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitsky, Nina Kogan and Ilya Chashnik.

This exhibition and accompanying symposium and catalog will explore Khidekel’s biography and work, his  contribution to the Russian avant-garde, the glory of Vitebsk, the Paris of the East, as it was known during this period, and focusing on Lazar Khidekel's role in the transition of Suprematism from painting to architecture, cosmic urbanization, and radical yet environmentally conscious city planning of the future.

Curated by Dr. Regina Khidekel the exhibition will include paintings, drawings, period photographs, UNOVIS documents, publications, letters, and architectural models.

Works of Lazar Khidekel were shown in the US, Europe and Russia, including solo exhibitions in Magnes Museum in Berkeley, 2004, and in Haus Konstruktiv and The Leuenhof, Zurich, 2010-2012.


Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 3:00PM

3:00pm Symposium

5:00pm Exhibition Opening & Reception

Admission free


YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street, Manhattan, NYC

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