Lazar Khidekel - Symposium and Reception for Surviving Suprematism
"SYMPOSIUM AND RECEPTION FOR SURVIVING SUPREMATISM"
The Judah L. Magnes Museum
On view: December 5, 2004
Lazar Markovich Khidekel (1904-1986) was a student of Marc Chagall, one of the three principal followers of Kazimir Malevich, a pioneer in the visionary avant-garde movement called Suprematism, and, later, the only practicing Suprematist architect. This is the first exhibition that examines Khidekel's career from the years immediately following the Russian revolution to the fall of the Soviet state. In the darkest years of Soviet totalitarianism Khidekel managed to incorporate radical principles into official architectural commissions. This groundbreaking exhibition illuminates parallels between Khidekel's survival as an artist in the Soviet Union and the strategies of Jewish endurance in the anti-Semitic state. Organized by the Judah L. Magnes Museum, the exhibition is accompanied by a catalog and will travel to other museums.
Speakers included Mitchell Schwarzer, Chair of Visual Studies, California College of the Arts, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Associate Professor of Architecture, UC Berkeley, Mark and Regina Khidekel, and Alla Efimova, Chief Curator at the Magnes.
March 11, 2009 - Novoye Russkoye Slovo
Lazar Khidekel - the Architect of the Future
by Dmitriy Kozlov