Bard College Berlin Presents
Friday, December 7, 2018

El Lissitzky’s Dresden Cabinet (1926): The Exhibition Space as Artistic Manifesto

Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow

Guest lecture by Linda Knop (Kunsthochschule Kassel)

Infinite pictorial space and movement constitute a constant matter in the oeuvre of the Russian avant-gardist El Lissitzky (1890-1941). In 1926 these interests reach a climax in the exhibition space he designed for the „Internationale Kunstausstellung“ (International Art Exhibition) Dresden, the so-called “Raum für konstruktive Kunst“ (Room for Constructive Art). The lecture will illustrate how the exhibition space designed by Lissitzky can be read as the artist’s manifesto by analyzing key artworks and the design of the room. 

Linda Knop (*1988) graduated in fine arts as well as art history and theory at the Kunsthochschule and the University of Kassel. She is currently working on a research project which examines the relationship between objects and scenography in art exhibitions during the 20th and 21st century at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Recently, she started her doctorate about the Russian avant-garde artist El Lissitzky and his "room for constructive art" at the international art exhibition, 1926 in Dresden.

Date & time: Friday, December 7, 2018, from 5:00pm
Venue: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall
Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow (map)
Admission free

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

Location: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow

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