The art show of El Lissitzky (1890—1941), one of the most prominent masters of Russian Avant-Garde, is a joint project of the Tretyakov Gallery and the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, and will be organized simultaneously in two locations, showcasing the most complete retrospective panorama of the artist’s legacy.
At the Tretyakov Gallery in Krymsky Val, patrons will be able to see the prouns (works created in the vein of one vector of abstract art invented by Lissitzky), architectural projects, sketches of designs for exhibitions from the museum’s collection, and also paintings and graphic works from overseas museums (all in all, about 200 exhibits).
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center will feature the earliest period of Lissitzky’s career, the so-called Jewish period, including book illustrations, posters, photos. For the first time in Russia, his famous painted prouns will be on display. In addition, the art show will include a large body of documents (manuscripts and photos) donated to the Hannover Museum by Jen Lissitzky, the artist’s son.
The works exhibited in two locations will cover all periods of Lissitzky’s artistic career, and will present him as a universal visual artist who excelled in drawing and painting, design, architecture, book printing, photography.