FROM CHAGALL TO MALEVITCH, THE REVOLUTION OF THE AVANT-GARDE
From July 12 to September 6, 2015
The "From Chagall to Malevitch, the Revolution of the Avant-garde" exhibition was part of the 2015 celebration of the Year of Russia in the Principality of Monaco.
Through a plethora of Russian artists – Larionov, Goncharova, Bourliouk, Kandinsky, Rozanova, Tatline, Rodchenko, just to name a few – this exhibition addresses an unprecedented aesthetic trend that spread between 1905 and 1930: the Russian avant-garde. More than 150 works (paintings, drawings, reliefs) brought together by Jean-Louis Prat, curator of the exhibition, illustrate the growth of these movements: cubo-futurism, rayonnism, suprematism, constructivism, etc., all testifying to the fervour and originality of the Russian artistic revolution. True masterpieces, some rarely shown and others more well known, such as Black Square by Malevich or the Jewish Theatre art by Chagall, are on loan from major Russian national institutions such as the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg, the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, as well as provincial museums. This exhibition posed a new challenge for the Grimaldi Forum, with the scenographic design being developed entirely by its own Studies and Design department, under the direction of William Chatelain. Thanks to its relevance and the excellent choice of works, the subject matter won over the Fundacion MAPFRE of Madrid which requested that the GFM reorganise a new edition of the exhibit in 2019, adapted to their 1,300 m² gallery.