Выставка Хидекеля
  • 14 февраля 2020 года открылась выставка «Нас поймут через 100 лет. Лазарь Хидекель». Национальный художественный музей Республики Беларусь • 14/02/2020 – 15/04/20200

Персональная выставка работ Лазаря Хидекеля открылась в день 100-летия УНОВИСа в Национальном художественном музее Республики Беларусь.

На выставку из Нью-Йорка (США) были доставлены около 100 оригинальных работ Лазаря Хидекеля и документы УНОВИСа из личного архива и коллекции семьи Хидекелей. Были представлены ранние супрематические композиции и проекты городов будущего: летающих, города-сада и космических станций, а также журнал «АЭРО» – первый архитектурный экологический манифест.

Важным акцентом проекта #UNOVIS100, название которого включает хештег, стала работа Лазаря Хидекеля «Пересекающиеся линии» 1920 года, напоминающая распространённый сегодня символ виртуальной реальности.

Над реализацией проекта работали архитекторы и программисты из Беларуси. Ярким дополнением выставки стали анимации Романа Хидекеля, созданные на тему работ Лазаря Хидекеля.

Специально к выставке издан каталог на белорусском, русском и английском языках (под редакцией Регины Хидекель).

Кураторы выставки: Майя Кацнельсон – основатель Центра белорусско-еврейского культурного наследия; Екатерина Изофатова – искусствовед, заведующий отделом белорусского искусства XX – XXI веков Национального художественного музея Республики Беларусь

A personal exhibition of Lazar Khidekel’s work. National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus 14/02/2020 – 15/04/2020

 Lazar Khidekel was one of the founders of the UNOVIS art association in Vitebsk that became the center of the world avant-garde. A student of Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Kazimir Malevich, a prominent suprematist artist whose early works anticipated the minimal-art, he entered history as the world’s first suprematic architect, innovator, author of the first architectural ecological manifesto of the XX century and the projects of the futuristic and eco-cities that were way ahead of their time.

A personal exhibition of Lazar Khidekel’s work, the first in the history of Belarus, opened at the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus on the day of the 100th anniversary of UNOVIS, February 14, 2020.

Among the guests at the opening ceremony were also the participants of the international scientific and practical conference dedicated to 100 years of UNOVIS that opened in Vitebsk on February 12 and closed in Minsk on February 14. The opening was attended by the heirs of the legendary art group creators: Lazar Khidekel’s family — his son, a known architect and designer Mark Khidekel, with his wife Regina Khidekel, and his son Roman Khidekel, urban architect, as also grand-niece of Kazimir Malevich, Ivona Malevich, and great granddaughter of El Lissitzky, Valeria Lissitzky.

About 100 original works and UNOVIS documents from the personal archive and collection of the Khidekel family were delivered to Minsk from New York specially for the exhibition. The exposition contained early suprematist compositions, projects of the futuristic cities: Aero-cities, Garden-cities, space stations, as well as the legendary first architectural environmental manifesto AERO.

The exhibition was complemented by animations created by Roman Khidekel — fantasies on the space theme based on his famous grandfather’s work.

At the core of the concept lied the prophetic phrase of Lazar Khidekel «They will understand us in 100 years».

The work «Intersecting Lines» created in 1920, the suprematist lattice reminding the world-famous hashtag, became the main visual of the project #UNOVIS100. This element represents the ideal ratio of density and space, black and white, it is one of the idioms that Khidekel introduced into the language of Suprematism. The hashtag is also a reference to the IT sector that Belarus is currently famous for today. To emphasize this idea, young Belarusian architects and programmers were engaged in preparation of the exhibition to create projects in augmented and virtual reality that have brought Khidekel’s futuristic city to life.

«100 years of UNOVIS, an art group founded in Vitebsk by the students and tutors of the local art school, is one of the most outstanding events in the country’s cultural life in 2020. In Belarus, this date will be celebrated by multiple dedicated events, but the largest will be #UNOVIS100. Due to this initiative we are starting the anniversary year with the exhibition of Lazar Khidekel that will be the first ever in the history of our country, and we will witness a truly unique happening — greeting the families of the legendary founders of UNOVIS in their historical homeland».  Yuri Bondar, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus