KAZIMIR MALEVICH AND HIS STUDENTS. 100 YEARS AFTER THE BLACK SQUARE. RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE WORKS FROM THE COSTAKIS COLLECTION OF THE SMCA
Venue: State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Greece
Exhibition duration: May 19 – October 10, 2015
Opening: Tuesday, May 19, 20:30
The exhibition “Kazimir Malevich and his students. 100 years after the black square. Russian avant garde works from the Costakis collection of the SMCA” will give its visitors the chance to travel back in time, in the beginning of the 20th century, having the drawings, the sketchings and the paintings of the Costakis collection of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece, as a guide
Having as a starting point the 100 years after the “Black Square”, the most emblematic artwork in the history of the Russian avant garde movement, and the appearance of the suprematism, the State Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits artworks and archival material from the Costakis collection which refer to the historic "Last Futurist Exhibition 0,10", the suprematism itself, the Malevisch’s students and the educational role of the artist. Works of the SMCA were hosted in a series of international exhibitions organized by museums and art galleries abroad, such as Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (19.10.2013 – 2.2.2014), TATE Modern (15.07-26.10.2014) and White Chapel Gallery (15.01-6.04.2015) in London, participating in that way in the events commemorating Malevich’s work.
The exhibition is part of the main program of the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (23.06-30.09.2015), organized by the State Museum of Contemporary Art, with the participation of the “5 Museums Movement of Thessaloniki” and the support of the City of Thessaloniki.
Curator: Maria Tsantsanoglou, Art Historian - SMCA Director
Assistant Curators: Angeliki Charistou, Domna Gounari- SMCA Curators
For more info: http://www.greekstatemuseum.com/kmst/index.html