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"Painting Revolution: Kandinsky, Malevich and the Russian
2000-07-22 until 2000-10-08
Chicago Cultural Center
USA United States of America
This major traveling exhibition, being presented in only five American
cities, features 85 rarely seen paintings by 31 artists whose
achievements put Russia at the forefront of contemporary art in the first
three decades of the 20th century. The exhibition includes a rich variety
of figurative and abstract paintings by masters of their time — Vasilii
Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich. Internationally acclaimed as pioneers of
modern art, Kandinsky and Malevich were among the first artists to
create abstract art, a style developing simultaneously throughout Europe.
Other artists include Natalia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, Liubov
Popova, Alexander Rodchenko and Vladimir Tatlin, whose ideas were
eagerly taken up by later generations in art, architecture, design and
fashion. Loans for this extraordinary exhibition are from The State
Russian Museum and twelve regional museums in Russia. Proceeds from
the American tour will benefit these museums. Many pieces have never
been seen outside Russia.
The exhibition is organized and circulated in the United States by the
Foundation for International Arts and Education, Bethesda, MD, in
conjunction with The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg and ROSIZO
of the Russian Ministry of Culture, Moscow.
In Chicago, Stolichnaya Russian Vodka in conjunction with United
Distillers & Vintners is the featured corporate underwriter of the
exhibition. Additional corporate underwriting was generously provided by
BP Amoco. Q.P. Restaurant, Del Ray Markets, Inc., and Coca-Cola
Bottling Company of Chicago have furnished invaluable in-kind support.
Queen of Diamonds, 1915,
oil on canvas,
84 by 69 centimeters.
The Nizhnii-Novgorod State Art Museum.