Homage to Diaghilev's Enduring Legacy
Rediscovered Gems of the 20th Century
Curated by Regina Khidekel
Ana Tsarev Gallery
24 West 57 Street, New York, NY
On view from: September 17 – October 7, 2009
Due to its smashing success at the Harriman Institute, an expanded version of the exhibition Homage to Diaghilev's Enduring Legacy. Rediscovered Gems of the 20th Century curated by Regina Khidekel in conjunction with the centennial festival Celebrating the Ballets Russes will open at the spectacular Ana Tzarev Gallery.
The exhibition will feature over hundred twenty works by celebrated Russian artists including N. Roerikh, G. Yakulov, B. Erdman, B. Ferdinandov, L. Khidekel, P. Tchelitchev, A. Tishler, V. Dmitriev, P. Williams, V. Rindin, V. Sulimo-Samuillo, N. Akimov, T. Bruni, V. Khodasevich, V. Basov, V. Galba, E. Yakunina, R. Raugul, N. Ushin, N. Polyakova, R. Yunosheva, S. Yunovich, G. Boriskovich, I. Sevastianov, M. Shcheglov, G. Alexi-Meskhishvili and others.
In addition to some of the most prominent artists of the period, the exhibition introduces many new names and never before seen works. Other artists showcased in the exhibition had been all but forgotten or are underrepresented in the art world, despite their tremendous impact on Russian and modern art. The exhibition is the culmination of extensive research on works, which have been rescued from obscurity and aligned with the discourse of the 20th century art and stage design's history.
We hope that this exhibition and catalog will reawaken people’s awareness about the significance of stage design as a vital art form and of these artists' creative achievements.
Update: Serge Diaghilev
a review by by Bella Neyman