16 May – 07 September 2008

MALEVICH AND HIS INFLUENCE

Kasimir Malevich, Young Girl with Pole, 1932Kasimir Malevich, Beim Heuschlag, 1928-29Alexander Rodtschenko, Construction, Nr. 113, 1920Kasimir Malevich, Black Square, 1929 (Exhibition view)
Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935) is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and as the founder of Suprematism, the art of pure form. The exhibition “Malevich and his Influence” documents the influence Malevich had during his life-time on his fellow artists.

The exhibition “Malevich and his Influence” presents this outstanding artist through a selection of major works from all phases of his artistic development between 1915, the official birth of Suprematism, and the artist's death twenty years later. It also documents the influence Malevich had during his life-time on his fellow artists and how these integrated Suprematism into their own work while at the same time taking their very own directions.

Furthermore, and for the first time in this particular form, the exhibition traces Malevitch's influence during his life on artists outside the Soviet Union. Malevich made a trip to the West in 1927. It took him to Poland and to Germany, where he visited the Bauhaus in Dessau. It was in Germany that the only solo exhibition of Malevich took place outside the Soviet Union before the Second World War. Because Malevich was called back to the Soviet Union before he could travel on to Paris, his influence quickly came to an end.

The exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is almost exclusively of works from the 1920s, so that it documents the intensity with which Malevich succeeded in communicating his ideas and imposing them as a substantial contribution towards the creation of a whole new world. These works also testify to the particular mood of a new departure which characterises that decade. Also on show, in addition to famous Malevich paintings like the Black Square, will be works by Gustav Klucis, El Lissitzky, Liubov Popova, Alexander Rodtchenko and Warwara Stepanova. A large number of these works are on loan from Russian museums and many of them are being shown in western Europe for the very first time.

The exhibition is produced by the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and curated by Friedemann Malsch. It has been generously supported by the VP Bank AG, Vaduz. Subsequently, the exhibition is shown at the "Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden", Germany.

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Kasimir Malevich, Beim Heuschlag, 1928-29
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Alexander Rodtschenko, Construction, Nr. 113, 1920
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Kasimir Malevich, Black Square, 1929 (Exhibition view)
Opening
 Thursday, 15 May 2008, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 29 May 2008, 18 h with Christina Jacoby 
 Thursday, 12 June 2008, 18 h with Friedemann Malsch 
 Thursday, 3 July 2008, 18 h with Karolina Dankow 
 Thursday, 28 August 2008, 18 h with Nicole Ohneberg 
 Sunday, 7 September 2008, 11 h with Friedemann Malsch 
Supporting events:
 Tuesday, 20 May 2008, 17 – 19 h   Schools and Museum

Introduction for teachers

Malevich and his Influence
with Christina Jacoby

 Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 15 – 17 h   Schools and Museum

Introduction for teachers

Malevich and his Influence
with Christina Jacoby

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 Sunday, 1 June 2008, 11 h   In cooperation with the "Feldkirch-Festival"

Silence

Dance project in the exhibition „Malevich and his Influence“

 Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 12:30 h   Take Away

Take-Away: The magic of the black square

The creative 30 minutes lunch break

 Thursday, 5 June 2008, 18 h   In cooperation with the Art Society

Tatlin und Malewitsch - Die Antipoden der russischen Avantgarde

Speech by Hans-Peter Riese, art critic

 Wednesday, 11 June 2008, 12:30 h   Take Away

Take-Away: The magic of the black square

The creative 30 minutes lunch break

 Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 12:30 h   Take Away

Take-Away: The magic of the black square

The creative 30 minutes lunch break

 Thursday, 19 June 2008, 18 h   Museum Filmclub

Abstrakte Filme

Rhythmus 21 (Hans Richter, 1921, 2 min)
Symphonie Diagonale (Viking Eggeling, 1924, 3 min)
Anemic Cinema (Marcel Duchamp, 1926, 7 min)
Ballet Mecanique (Fernand Léger, 1924, 15 min)
Vormittagsspuk (Hans Richter, 1928, 6 min)
Berlin, Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (Walter Ruttmann, 1927, 64 min)

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 Thursday, 19 June 2008, 20 h   Museum Filmclub

Russische Avantgarde

Der Mann mit der Kamera (Dsiga Wertow, 1929, 67 min)

 Sunday, 22 June 2008, 10:30 – 12:30 h   Families

Family Sunday

mit Eva Zoller Morf
für Kinder von 5 bis 9 Jahren und ihre (Gross-) Eltern

 Sunday, 22 June 2008, 14:30 – 16:30 h   Families

Family Sunday

mit Eva Zoller Morf
für Kinder von 8 bis 12 Jahren und ihre (Gross-) Eltern

 Wednesday, 25 June 2008, 12:30 h   Take Away

Take-Away: The magic of the black square

The creative 30 minutes lunch break

 Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 12:30 h   Take Away

Take-Away: The magic of the black square

The creative 30 minutes lunch break

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 Friday, 4 July 2008, 20:30 h   In cooperation with the "Poolbar-Festival Feldkirch"

Speedy Chicks go Malevich

Chicks on Speed live at the Poolbar-Festival Feldkirch

 Wednesday, 9 July 2008, 12:30 h   Take Away

Take-Away: The magic of the black square

The creative 30 minutes lunch break

 Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 12:30 h   Take Away

Take-Away: The magic of the black square

The creative 30 minutes lunch break

 Thursday, 17 July 2008, 20 h   Museum Filmclub

Russische Avantgarde

Das Ende Von St. Petersburg (Wselowod Pudowkin, 1927, 89 min)

 Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 12:30 h   Take Away

Take-Away: The magic of the black square

The creative 30 minutes lunch break

 Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 12:30 h   Take Away

Take-Away: The magic of the black square

The creative 30 minutes lunch break

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 Thursday, 21 August 2008, 20 h   Museum Filmclub

Russische Avantgarde

Panzerkreuzer Potemkin (Sergej Eisenstein, 1925, 72 min)

 Thursday, 4 September 2008, 18 h   In cooperation with the Art Society

Malewitschs art of conviction. The rhetoric of sensitivity

Speech by Antje von Graevenitz, Amsterdam

 Sunday, 7 September 2008, 14 – 16 h   Families

Family Sunday

to "Malewitsch und sein Einfluss", with Tonia Weibel