Meet the Expert: Andréi Nakov


Date(s) - Saturday, December 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

National Gallery of Canada

In Gallery C218, meet Andréi Nakov, guest curator of The Advent of Abstraction: Russia, 1914-1923 to explore some of the key concepts of the exhibition. A renowned art historian and specialist of the Russian avant-garde, Nakov is the author of several works about Kazimir Malevitch whose work is highlighted in the exhibition.

Talk will be in French with bilingual question period and is included with Gallery admission.

As part of our ongoing Masterpiece in Focus series, the exhibition centres on the emergence of the movement in Moscow from 1915 to 1917. Pulling together more than 20 works of the Russian avant-garde, highlights include a rare relief sculpture by Vladimir Tatlin and a major suprematist painting by Kazimir Malevich. Seen alongside El Lissitzky’s Proun 8 Stellungen (Proun 8 Positions) (1923), from the national collection, the paintings, drawings, objects, manuscripts and photographs on display provide a rare opportunity to explore the development of abstraction in Russia: a decisive moment in the history of 20th-century art.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada, with guest curator Andréi Nakov, Paris, with the generous support of the Distinguished Patrons of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation.


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