Harriman Institute Atrium | 420 West 118th Street, 12th Floor
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm - talk by Irina Nakhova; video by Irina Nakhova will be shown at the opening event http://harriman.columbia.edu/event/exhibit-suprematism-infinity-reflections-interpretations-explorations
“Suprematism Infinity: Reflections, Interpretations, Explorations,” curated by Regina Khidekel, showcases works by Tom Chambers, Max Semakov and Mark Khidekel. It explores works inspired by the legacy of Suprematism through new forms, styles, media, and technology.
Invented by Kazimir Malevich a century ago, Suprematism became one of the most radical and influential art movements of the 20th century. It brought the Russian avant-garde into a state of absolute non-objectivity, based on “pure feeling.” Suprematism created a perception of multiple dimensions without horizons or boundaries and translated these perceptions into energetic relationships between primary geometrical forms. Suprematism also produced a synthesis that merged exploration of the imagination with revolutionary changes in modern science; it allowed development while embracing science and technology as creative tools. The issues of nature, space and the environment remain cornerstones of contemporary discourse. It is through Suprematism that these issues can be discussed emotionally and creatively. The “blissful sense of liberation” experienced by Malevich can be found in a legacy that continues to encourage the emergence of new ways to create and interpret art.