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Ivona Malevich, Forum, film. 140th anniversary of Kazimir Malevich celebrated in Kiev

In honor of the creator of the "Black Square" in the capital of Ukraine from February 21 to 24, the International Forum "New Generation: The Artist and His Generation" was held. His guest was Mrs. Ivona Malevich - the artist’s grand-niece: she attended the premiere of the documentary “Malevich”. Among the events of the Forum are presentations by authoritative researchers from different countries, an exhibition of works by avant-garde artists with the display of Malevich's work, and the presentation of a book. And without discoveries, it did not go off.On each day of the Forum’s work, its organizers, the M17 Contemporary Art Center and the Malevich Institute, opened to the audience new, previously unexplored moments in the life of Kazimir Severinovich. Participants expected a detailed story about exactly how they managed to find the exact place of birth of the artist in Kiev. Presented a new hypostasis master - Malevich-screenwriter. The grand niece of the creator of “Black Square” Ivona Malevich (see photo above) told about her family, read a poem that Malevich composed, and presented a self-portrait self-portraits were written not only by portrait painters. Knowledge of the world through the study of his own image is widespread among the masters of the brush of all time. Read more Portrait is a realistic genre depicting an existing person or group of people. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more artist 1934 year. This is a pencil drawing, which the artist created 11 months before his death and put it in a letter to the writer Petnikov. “I look now like Marx in a grave. When I go out on the street, the children cry Karl Marx, ”the drawing was signed. In the Art Center M17 work spent two days.Self portraiture self-portrait painted not only portrait painters. Knowledge of the world through the study of his own image is widespread among the masters of the brush of all time. Read more Portrait is a realistic genre depicting an existing person or group of people. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more of Kazimir Malevich from a letter to Petnikov. 1934Showroom in the M17 Center. Part of the exhibition in honor of the 140th anniversary of Kazimir Malevich. In the foreground - a sculpture of Alexander Archipenko "Blue Dancer", 1914The concept of the exhibition "Avant-garde. In search of the fourth dimension" (open until April 6, 2019) - to show avant-garde art in all its diversity. Sculpture "Soifer" by Yosif Chaikov, 1922. Reconstruction of Ivan GrigorievSheets from the album "Alexandra Exter. Theatrical scenery", 1930The work of Wassily KandinskyWorks of Victor PalmovThe work of David Burliuk

The objectives of the forum are to highlight the work of Kazimir Malevich with a focus on the Ukrainian period of his activity; to trace the influence of avant-garde ideas on the contemporaries of the artist and to clarify the current problems and expectations of avant-garde collectors.
The lecturers were well-known art historians, researchers, curators, representatives and heads of foundations from different countries: Dmitry Gorbachev (Ukraine), Miroslav Mudrak (USA), Jean-Claude Markade (France), Oleg Ilnitsky (Canada), Sheng Sheyen (Netherlands), Konstantin Akinsha (Hungary), Kristina Lodder (Great Britain) and others.

For lectures and round tables, the following topics were suggested: “Ukrainian contribution to the world avant-garde”; “Ukrainian modernism - the temptation of the market”; “Actual heritage: the activities of avant-garde artists funds today”; "Malevich and music - between Matyushin and Roslavets"; “To de-communize or not de-communize? Inconvenient legacy of the avant-garde "; “Whose Malevich? Why is Malevich? ”; “Tatlin and Malevich: justified insults and creative errors. New finds from the Khardzhiev archive ”; "Map of the Ukrainian avant-garde"; "Malevich in the West: discovery and perception"; “Avant-garde collectors. History and practice.
The program of the forum included an exhibition of works by avant-gardists of those times - from Kandinsky to Palmov, and the presentation of the book “Kazimir Malevich. Kiev aspect.Round table on the topic "Ukrainian contribution to the world avant-garde". From left to right: Miroslav Shkandry, Dmitry Gorbachev, Oleg Ilnitsky, Miroslav Mudrak and Vita SusakDiscussion between art critics: Jean-Claude Markade (left) and Konstantin AkinshaRound table "Map of the Ukrainian avant-garde." Participants: Andrey Boyarov, Evgeny Demenok, Oksana Barshinova (moderator of the event), Elena Borimskaya, Elena Kashuba-Volvach, Tatyana Pavlova.Says Sheng Shayen, avant-garde art specialist, Member of the Board of the Khardzhiev Foundation (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) One of the facts presented in the book: it turns out that Kazimir Malevich corresponded with the editors of the New Generation magazine, so some theoretical works published there he wrote specifically for this edition. The book will be available in March 2019. The premiere and public discussion of the documentary film “Malevich” (production of FRESH production) is a significant event of the Forum. Before showing the artist’s grand-niece read a poem by Kazimir Malevich. And the film was a surprise not only in connection with the episode about the address and the house in Kiev, where the artist was born. He presented many interesting parallels, stories, interviews, and, most importantly, he presented a practically detective story with the implementation of Kazimir Malevich’s plan.
Once the artist conceived a film with the main "heroes" in the form of objects of his paintings, and discussed his idea with the German director, worked on the script. The manuscript, the storyboard, including instructions on the duration of the display of objects, the first version of the film, created in the early 70s, but never saw the light ... Finally, the hypnotic act, the embodiment of Malevich's plan, on the screen in the hall on February 23, 2019, on day 140 anniversary of the artist. And the film also shows the "behind the scenes" side of the research of specialists: as if we were reviewing historical documents with them, studying the archives of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.Discussion of the film. Dmitry Gorbachev (famous expert of Malevich, art historian, professor, Ukraine), Jean-Claude Markade (art historian, art historian, curator, honored director of the National Center for Scientific Research - CNRS, France), Ivona MalevichTatiana Filevskaya (curator of the forum, art manager, researcher of Ukrainian art of the twentieth century, founder, director of the Malevich Institute) and Natalia Shpitkovskaya (director of the Center for Contemporary Art M17)Ivona Malevich, Vita Susak (Candidate of Art Criticism, Researcher, Member of the Swiss Academic Society for the Study of Eastern Europe - SAGO)Olga Potekhina (Arthive), Ivona Malevich The film "Malevich" is a joint production of Ukrainian and Italian creators. From February 28, the full-length documentary “Malevich” will be shown in cinemas in several cities of Ukraine, including Kiev, Kharkov, Chernivtsi ... Before the presentation of the book about the great avant-garde artist in the hall, the clink of glasses sounded. And it's not about welcome champagne clattering. Empty glasses of water fell on the floor exactly a couple of minutes before the creators of the book began the presentation. "The table was inadvertently pushed," then seated in the front rows assured. "It is the spirit of the Artist that greeted us all," people in the back whispers whispered.
Without going into spiritualistic nuances, we note that the forum on the opening day not only gathered a large number of guests, but also demonstrated how the paintings on the wall in the hall become participants in a performance dedicated to Kazimir Severinovich.
In the near future, the Arthive will publish articles on the most interesting and relevant topics covered in the forum. Thematic week in the Arthive with materials about the artist and his work: # Kazimir Malevich