Kazimir Malevich at VDNH

The exhibition ‘Kazimir Malevich. Not only Black Square’ at the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman pavilion at VDNH is dedicated to Kazimir Malevich (1879–1935), a reformer of Russian arts and originator of the Suprematist movement.

Malevich’s Black Square has become an iconic painting of the 20th century, but has partly overshadowed the other dimensions of the Russian avant-garde artist’s heritage. The exhibition at VDNH aims to unveil these lesser known dimensions of his creative work.

The exhibition features paintings and graphic works created throughout the artist’s creative path. The guests will get to know Malevich’s decorative work for the futuristic opera ‘Victory over the Sun’, including drafts of scenery and costumes. The exhibition also features helioengravings from the ‘Moscow Art Theatre Anniversary Album’, which was created by Malevich in 1910, as well as posters and postcards created by the artist in the beginning of WWI. The core of the exhibition is made up of paintings brought together from various cities of Russia, where they were distributed in 1920s. Some international museums have also contributed to the event.

The exhibition is accompanied by documents from both public and private archives, which illustrate Malevich’s way as an artist and reveal some unexpected aspects of his private and creative life.

Dates: November 24, 2017, – February 25, 2018

Time: daily except Mondays, from 11 am to 10 pm.

Tickets: 300 roubles; students 100 roubles.