Suprematism, Unovis, and Lazar Khidekel

Wednesday 08 October, 2014
6 - 7:30pm, $0

Columbia University, International Affairs
420 West 118 Street, Room 918

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Please join the Harriman Institute and the Russian-American Cultural Center (RACC) for a panel discussion and reception celebrating the new exhibit, Suprematism, UNOVIS and Lazar Khidekel, as we commemorate 100 years of Suprematism, 95 years of UNOVIS (Affirmers of the New Art) and the 110th Anniversary of the birth of Lazar Khidekel (1904-1986)--the Suprematist artist, visionary architect, and founding member of the UNOVIS group. The reception will take place after the discussion, in the exhibition space of the Harriman Atrium (International Affairs Building, 12th floor).

The discussion will explore the various aspects of Suprematism, including the UNOVIS educational system and the development of Suprematist painting in the works of the younger UNOVIS generation. It will also examine Lazar Khidekel's Suprematist painting and his role in the transition of Suprematism from a two-dimensional artform to a movement that found its expression in real life--visible today in architecture, the processes of urbanization, and the futuristic yet environmentally conscious city planning of the period.

Panel participants include: Dr. Regina Khidekel, Curator and President of the Lazar Khidekel Society, and Director of the Russian-American Cultural Center in New York (RACC); Anna Bokov, Ph.D. Candidate;Masha Chlenova, Museum of Modern Art; and Dr. Xenia Vytuleva, Adjust Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.

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