Come and hear Robert Chandler talk about the paintings of Kazimir Malevich, one of the boldest innovators in twentieth-century art, either before or after you get to the great exhibition at Tate Modern. Malevich is known, above all, for his “Black Square” (1915) and the brilliantly coloured geometric paintings he termed Suprematist. We now have the chance to see in this illustrated talk, to open the new Pushkin Club season, that he created equally great work in many other styles.
Exhibition Opening: Building Drawings, Drawing Buildings: Lazar Khidekel, Suprematism and the Russian avant-garde
Join us to commemorate the 110th Anniversary of the avant-garde artist and architect Lazar Khidekel (1904-1986). A drinks reception will mark the opening of a new exhibition here at Pushkin House - a chance to mingle amongst the original works and prints on display, followed by a panel discussion with leading specialists. A perfect introduction to one of the most exciting periods in Russian art, and perfect contextualisation for the Malevich exhibition opening at Tate Modern the following week.
Photography Exhibition: Opening Night: Matthew Webb's "Carbon Journey: Low-Carbon Livelihoods in Russia and the CIS"
Matthew Webb's acclaimed series of photographs 'Carbon Journey' takes us to distant parts to document fascinating individual responses to climate change across Russia and the CIS. Join us for drinks, good company and the chance to meet Matthew to discuss his work and experiences on less travelled paths.
Zelfira Tregulova & Andrei Filatov discuss the Artist Viktor Popkov, star of the new Exhibition at Somerset House
An exclusive opportunity on the opening night of Popkov's first London retrospective at Somerset House to discuss his work with the curator of the exhibition Zelfira Tregulova, and the collector Andrey Filatov, both highly influential, high-profile figures in the world of contemporary Russian culture. What does the art of Popkov (1932-74), the 'Dostoevsky of art' communicate about 20th-century Russia and Russia today?
To accompany the Pushkin House spring exhibition, which examines the search for personal cultural identity through the work of young Russia-based and UK-based Russian artists, the Director of NN Contemporary Art, Catherine Hemelryk, leads an informal evening with screenings of video work by some of the artists and a panel discussion on the issues they raise. How important, and fraught, is a nuanced sense of personal cultural identity in the current fraught international context?