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Kazimir Malevich: Under The Black Square Sign

Kazimir Malevich: Under The Black Square Sign
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A book and illustrative exhibition Under the black square sign, dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the birth of Kazimir Malevich, the outstanding artist and theorist of the avant-garde, will took place from February 14 to March 4 in the Fine Arts reading room (room 306).

The beginning of the 20th century was marked by a variety of large-scale events. The historical, economic, social picture of the world has changed. Art did not stand back: a lot of experimental trends and new ideas arose, it was a refusal of figurativeness in favor of formal compositions. An important stage in the development of non-objective painting was suprematism, founded by Kazimir Malevich (1878–1935).

Coming out "from the circle of things" is the key point of the suprematism philosophy. Turning to simple forms, the artist considered this movement the highest step in the development of art. Aesthetics of suprematism was reflected in modern culture and architecture, interior design and even clothing.

At the exhibition there are the albums with Malevich's reproductions which contain not only paintings, but also drawings, watercolors, posters, book graphics, porcelain items and the famous "Black Square", which became a symbol of the suprematism.

Many publications about the artist written by authoritative researchers will attract the readers’ attention (Kazimir Malevich i obschestvo Supremus – Kazimir Malevich and Supremus Society by A. Shatskikh and other. A significant part of the exhibition contains the books and scientific articles written by Belarusian authors, as well as the collections of the project Malevich. Classic avant-garde. Vitebsk, containing articles about the Vitebsk period of the artist's work.

At the exhibition there are also various theoretical and literary works by Kazimir Malevich, which represents his unique creative heritage. Among them - letters and memoirs, essays and critical articles about art, manifestos, the UNOVIS' (Affirmers of New Art) statute.

It will be also interesting for visitors to see the documents relating to the reflection of Malevich's personality in contemporary art, which indicates a genuine attention to the artist's work and makes it an original artifact, a whole phenomenon of avant-garde culture.

For more info: 8 (017) 293 27 53.

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