We are delighted to announce the international conference The People's Art School and Unovis in Vitebsk which will take place on 19 & 20 April 2018 at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Organised by the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and generously supported by the In Artibus Foundation and Pembroke College, Cambridge, this conference complements the major exhibition, Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: Vitebsk 1918-1922, which opens this spring in Paris’s Centre Pompidou (28 March – 23 July 2018).
The event draws together fifteen senior academics and emerging scholars from Belarus, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, the US and UK to consider anew this vital period – one that is often lost within the broader history of Russia’s celebrated avant-garde. With papers devoted to a wide range of media, from Russian-Jewish painting to porcelain and Suprematist ballet, this conference aims to reveal just what made a short-lived venture far from Russia’s artistic centres so innovative and far-reaching.
For further details and tickets, please visit: www.hoart.cam.ac.uk/research/cracc/the-peoples-art-school-and-unovis-in-vitebsk