#El_Lissitzky exhibition in Moscow, November 2017-February 2018 | The Charnel-House
El_Lissitzky était entre autre un grand copain d’Otto Neurath, avec qui il a développé la méthode Isotype à Moscou au début des années 1930.
Voilà qui mériterait largement un voyage à Moscou.
El Lissitzky, renaissance man of the Soviet avant-garde, is the subject of a major career survey in Russia that opened last week. It is the first such show in the country for thirty years.
Ambitiously organized across two venues, the State Tretyakov Museum and the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, the shows are being treated as a single exhibition. They draw on an archive of the artist’s work preserved against all odds by Sophie Küppers, his German wife, an art historian and collector. Roughly 400 works are on display.
Lissitzky spent a significant portion of the 1910s and 1920s in Germany, promoting revolutionary art. When he returned to the Soviet Union in 1925, he left dozens of his paintings, photographs, architectural and graphic designs behind.