Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute

A artwork by Lazar Khidekel.



Suprematism, Unovis, and Lazar Khidekel

“Suprematism, UNOVIS and Lazar Khidekel” is an exhibition of 24 prints of works from the Khidekel Archive, one of the most comprehensive archives of the Russian avant-garde. The pieces displayed will include prints of paintings, drawings, period photographs, UNOVIS documents, publications, and pages from the legendary AERO, Khidekel’s handmade book from 1920, which is considered to be one of the first ecological manifestos of the modern era.


About the Author


Lazar Khidekel worked closely with Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Kazimir Malevich in Vitebsk from 1918 to 1922, where he became an important proponent and theoretician of Suprematism and a founding member of the UNOVIS group (Affirmers of New Art), which included other notable artists such as El Lissitzky, Nina Kogan, Vera Ermolaeva, Ilya Chashnik, and Nikolai Suetin.

Presented by the Russian-American Cultural Center (RACC).