Friday, November 9, 2018

Vernissages | Louise Bourgeois Spirals



Louise Bourgeois stated that "The spiral is an attempt at controlling the chaos … It has two directions. Where do you place yourself, at the periphery or at the vortex?".







Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Exhibitions| New York: "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922"



An important exhibition on a lesser known chapter of the Russian Avant-garde is currently on view at The Jewish Museum. "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922" includes works and documentations from  the People’s Art School, with was started by Marc Chagall in his native city of Vitebsk in 1918. The exhibition includes mainly works from Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Kazimir Malevich, but also works from lesser known artists who were part of the school.
Chagall was appointed Fine Arts Commissioner for the Vitebsk region in 1918, and in his role was enable tp start an art school "open to everyone, free of charge and with no age restrictions. The People’s Art School was the perfect embodiment of Bolshevik values, and was approved in August 1918." 
 "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922" is an international joint collaboration by the Paris Centre Pompidou and the New York Jewish Museum.

El Lissitzky and kazimir Malevich, summer 1920
David Yakerson and his works