Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde

Kazimir Malevich en de Russische avant-garde

Museumplein 10, Amsterdam, 1071
Admission: EUR 20 (entry to Stedelijk Museum, this exhibition is free) 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 09/02/2014
Opening Times
Monday: 1000 - 1800
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 2100
Friday: 1000 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
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The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam holds the largest collection of Malevich’s work outside of Russia, which was the subject of a large-scale exhibition at the museum in 1989. Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde is a tribute to the artist and his contemporaries, as well as the culmination of 2013 as the year celebrating Dutch–Russian relations in the Netherlands.

The Stedelijk’s presentation shows more than 500 works places Malevich within the context of his contemporaries. Not only an artist, he was an influential teacher and a passionate advocate of the “new” art. The show is a tribute to the Russian avant- garde of the early 20th century, with Malevich as its focal point. Although best known for his purely abstract work, he was inspired by diverse art movements of his day, including Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, and Cubism; his own visual language was also influenced by Russian icon painting and folk art. Through oil paintings, gouaches, drawings, and sculptures, the exhibition traces the rich variety of his oeuvre. All the phases in Malevich’s career will be on view, from his Impressionist period to his iconic Suprematist phase—his Black Square was its most radical consequence—to the lesser-known figurative works that followed.

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