For the very first time, work from the one of the most influential geometric abstract artists, Kazimir Malevich, is coming to Argentina. The Proa Foundation’s Eugenia Petrova is curating a retrospective for the museum working hand in hand with the State Russian Museum.
Malevich’s work forms a crucial part of 20th century art history. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the founder of the avant-garde Suprematist Movement.
The retrospective is built from the artist’s personal documents and pieces of art, along with video to help give insight into Malevich’s process and his suprematist manifesto. In this, the opens the road to abstract art reducing pictorial language into stripped down shapes building his imagery with circles, squares and crosses.
The pieces brought over to Buenos Aires show the artist’s different periods: from his impressionist beginnings with neo-primitivism influences to the exposition he titled as “The Last Futurism Exposition” where he features one of his most famous pictures, The Black Square. This piece embodies his trademark representation of nothingness and is considered by many art historians as the beginning of abstraction in arts.
This is a remarkable chance to take in one of the most influential bodies of work to come to Buenos Aires, if not the region as a whole, in 2016.
The exhibition will also include many specialists of 20th and 21th century art, the seminar ´Kazimir Malevich in Context´ is especially noteworthy. Registration for the seminar is open until September 10th, check their website for detailed information on signing up.
Malevich’s art will be available for viewing in the Proa Foundation located in Avenida Pedro de Mendoza 1929 (corner of Caminito) – La Boca scheduled to run from September 11th to November Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 AM to 7 PM.