Book Launch. They Will Understand Us in 100 Years. Lazar Khidekel

Join us on Nov 23 for the launch of this bilingual book, published alongside the first solo exhibition of brilliant artist and visionary architect work in Belarus.

Event Venue:

Zoom Webinar and YouTube Live

Event Date:

Monday, November 23, 2020 | 12:00pm EST

Please join us for the launch of the bilingual book They Will Understand Us in 100 Years. Lazar Khidekel, published alongside the first solo exhibition of brilliant artist and visionary architect Lazar Khidekel's work in Belarus, the country where he was born and studied at the Vitebsk Art School under the guidance of his legendary teachers Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Kazimir Malevich. Contributors to the exhibition and book will discuss the legacy of Lazar Khidekel (1904-1986), Belarusian claims to their avant-garde heritage, and impressions of visiting Belarus.

Featured speakers: Christina Lodder (Malevich Society), book contributors Regina Khidekel (editor) and Maria Kokkori, the exhibition curators Maya Katznelson and Katerina Izofatova, and book designer Katerina Khrolovich. Discussion moderated by Olena Martynyuk (Harriman Institute).

The exhibition is part of the #UNOVIS100 project, named for the 100th anniversary of the avant-garde art group UNOVIS (Affirmers of New Art) with a nod to the 1920 hashtag-shaped work by Lazar Khidekel featured on the exhibition poster and book cover.

Register here for the Zoom webinar, or tune in on YouTube Live.

Watch the book launch via YouTube

The event is organized by the Harriman Institute of Columbia in collaboration with the RACC / Lazar Khidekel Society.

Event listing via Columbia University

Bibliographical information:  

TitleThey Will Understand Us in 100 Years. Lazar KhidekelНас поймут через 100 лет. Лазарь Хидекель
EditorRegina Khidekel
ContributorsRegina Khidekel, Maria Kokkori, Alexander Bouras, Tatiana Kotovich
                                                      Valeriy Shishanov, Roi Salgueiro Barrio
PublisherLazar Khidekel Society, 2020
ISBN978-1-7355155-0-2 (hardback)
Length202 pages
SubjectsART  ›  Individual Artists  ›  Monographs

ART / Individual Artists / Monographs
ART / Russian & Former Soviet UnionSuprematism in art and architectureCriticism and interpretationAero-cityKazimir Malevich, Mark Chagall, El Lissitsky

 This book was made possible by a generous grant from The Malevich Society