“El Lissitzky: Futurist Portfolios”
University of Virginia Art Museum
September 26 – December 28, 2008
The exhibition features two complete sets of the influential Russian abstract artist Lazar Markovich (El) Lissitzky’s futuristic portfolios, commissioned by the Kestner Society in 1923. Twenty prints in all are highlighted; eight from his “Proun” portfolio, which he intended as a prototype for future mechanical and architectural designs, and 12 from his “Victory Over the Sun” portfolio, created to commemorate Kasimir Malevich’s 1913 futurist opera of the same name.