GUARDIANS OF THE AVANT-GARDE
Andrei Sarabyanov on the suppression and resurgence of early 20th-century Russian art.
INTERVIEW Serafim Orekhanov PHOTOGRAPHY Igor Palmin
Art historian Andrei Sarabyanov is considered one of the foremost experts on the Russian avant-garde.…
GUARDIANS OF THE AVANT-GARDE
The research and the conference are devoted to further examining this vital period in Russian art, and addressing the importance of Vitebsk as the, seemingly unlikely, center of avant-garde activity during the devastating years after Russia's 1917 October Revolution. Following the increasing lack of stability…
The Russian Museum has received a generous donation of 160 graphic works by Malevich from Nina Suetin, the daughter of Nikolai Suetin, a famous Russian Suprematist artist. Having passed away in 2016, Nina was an architect by trade, however she was not only the director of…
The MSK has been in the middle of a scandal in recent weeks after ten international art experts labeled the 26 exhibited works as "highly questionable". The avant-garde works by artists such as Kandinsky and Malevich, borrowed from the collection of Olga and Igor Toporovsky…
On the 19th or February, the expert commission which was established in order to access the authenticity of the works on loan from the Dieghelev Foundation, disbanded only hours into their meeting. The following day, the city of Ghent made a public announcement revealing that…
The Gorky Park in Moscow will host a lecture in Russian avant-garde by Tatiana Zaitseva. The guest speaker, Zaitseva, is an artist, lecturer at the school of Architecture “Archimed” as well as a teacher at the children’s Centre of Avant-garde and the co-founder of the…
Recently, a lot of outrage has been expressed over the tragic Russian avant-garde show in Ghent. The Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with Russian businessman Toporovsky had launched an exhibition of rare, previously unseen, and highly questionable works of Russian avant-garde. The disappointing story…
The exhibition is currently in preparation and will officially launch on the 28 of March and run until 16 July. The show, mentioned in the Pompidou Programme 2018 Highlights, aims to dedicate an exhibition to the Russian avant-garde represented by the school of Vitebsk.
The Museum of Russian Impressionism has proudly announced their upcoming exhibition dedicated to revealing that the world-famous Russian avant-garde would not have been possible without the influence of Impressionism.
The exposition reveals the influences of the French Impressionism and postimpressionism, which served as a stepping…
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has announced the acquisition of a rare lithograph, Proun 2B by El Lissitzky, one of the key figures of the Russian avant-garde.
Lissitzky was born in 1890 to a Jewish family in Smolensk. Before eventually becoming one of the…
The State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki possesses the legendary collection of George Costakis, one of the most significant collections of Russian art outside of Russia. The museum opens a new page in its history with a brand new exhibition of Russian avant-garde based…
During the Great Patriotic War, hundreds of various exhibits including several priceless works of Russian avant-garde and valuable icons disappeared without a trace.
Currently, The Kramskoy Museum of Fine Arts in Voronezh possesses an impressive collection of over 20,000 exhibits, however 1232 of the original…
The visitors at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow are now able to use virtual reality in order access and explore the studios of two legendary painters of the early 20th century.
The tech company VRTech Group has recreated the studios of two famous Russian avant-garde…
The Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid is hosting an exhibition with a peculiar title “Russian Dada 1914 — 1924”. It is generally considered that Dadaism never took off in Russia, hence making this project all the more intriguing.
The exposition focuses on the exploration of…
The Jewish Museum in New York is launching a brand new exhibition in September, titled “Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922”. Through approximately 120 works, the exposition explores the legendary yet little-known chapter in the history of modern Russian art.
The Russian Museum in St Petersburg is offering two brand new exhibitions of Russian avant-garde paintings at its Malaga branch in Spain. The exhibitions are centered around the work of Kazimir Malevich and David Burliuk.
The first European branch of the Russian State Museum opened…
The State Russian Museum in St Petersburg is proudly presenting the upcoming exhibition of never before seen drawings by the master of Russian avant-garde Kazimir Malevich.
No doubt, the paintings by Malevich held in the collection at the Russian Museum are of the highest…
The upcoming brand new exhibition at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg will feature the work of Lazar Khidekel, a member of the movement of Russian avant-garde and the world’s first Suprematist architect.
The exposition will consist of over 80 works by the master,…
The work in question is a picture which became the star of the 2014 Malevich exhibition at the Tate Modern: a portrait of a bohemian Russian woman holding a red purse, identified as the stage designer Elizaveta Yakovleva.
Kazimir Malevich (1879–1935) is one of the…