The first large-scale exhibition of paintings by avant-garde artist El Lissitzky opens in Moscow

The first large-scale exhibition of paintings by avant-garde artist El Lissitzky opens in Moscow
14 November 2017, Tuesday

The first large-scale exposition of paintings by avant-garde artist El Lisitsky (1890-1941) will take place in the Jewish Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery from November 16 to February 18.


Venues for the exhibition will be the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Jewish Museum and Center for Tolerance. This was told by TASS curator of the exhibition Tatiana Goryacheva.


"This is the first large-scale retrospective of the artist in Russia, a joint project of the Jewish Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery," she noted. "El Lisitsky - one of the leading artists of the Russian and European avant-garde, largely determined the development of architecture and design of the twentieth century, the inventor of a new trend in art, which he named" prouns "(proun - abbreviation," project approval of the new "), the curator of the exhibition said.


Early, "pre-avant-garde" period of Lisitsky's work and works connected with his activity in the Cultural League (Jewish cultural and public organization) will be presented in the Jewish Museum and the center of tolerance. In the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery on the Crimean shaft will be exhibited about 200 works, among which are proun and architectural projects. These works Lissitzky created in Germany in the early 1920s, where he was sent to establish artistic contacts.


In total viewers will see about 400 exhibits. This painting, graphics, photographs, collages, posters, manuscripts. Some of them are provided by the Tretyakov Gallery, some from private collections, as well as works from the Art Museum of Basel (Switzerland), the Art Gallery of Moritzburg (Germany), the Van Abbe Museum (Netherlands) and the Pompidou Center (France), the Museum of Israel.

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