Homage to the masters of Russian Constructivism
International art festival and exhibition series
Moscow, May 10 to June 5, 2006

Between May 10 and June 5, 2006, the International Mobile MADI Museum Foundation, based in Hungary, organizes “supreMADIsm”: Homage to the masters of Russian Constructivism, an international art festival and related exhibitions in Moscow.

The history of geometric art spanned the entire 20th century, beginning with early suprematism and continuing through MADI, the contemporary geometric art movement that manifested itself 60 years ago and is actively present even today. The supreMADIsm Festival leads the fully matured and almost classicized
geometrical tendencies (Suprematism, Neo-Plasticism, Russian Constructivism, Art Concret, Kinetism, and MADI) back to their common cradle, Moscow.

In addition to paying homage to the masters of Constructivism, the festival will chiefly aim further to enhance cultural exchange contacts, with special regard to the invitation extended to Russian creative artists to contribute to the public collection of the Hungarian Mobile MADI Museum. They will also be expected to join the international MADI movement, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of its inauguration in 2006.

“… memory alone is in the position to make the meaning and depth of a happening manifest to us, for we need a certain point of view and certain distancing in order to decipher the message intended for us.”

(P. Henri Boulad)

Through homage and commemoration, PAST finds its way into the heart of the PRESENT today – while the cells of the FUTURE stem
from the present. The “supreMADIsm” art festival intends to encourage this intellectual process, record it, and make it part of art history in Moscow.

Conception and main organizer

International Mobile MADI Museum Foundation, Budapest
Zsuzsa Dárdai, János Saxon-Szász (founding curators)


Symmetry Seminar of the International Symmetry Association, Moscow/Budapest
Sergey V. Petoukhov
György Darvas (curators)

Organising institutions:

NCCA National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
Leonid Bazhanov (art director), Vitaly Patsukov (curator)
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
(Vassily Tsereteli, executive director, Ludmila Andreeva,
Hungarian Cultural, Academic and Information Centre, Moscow
(Ilona Kiss director, Sándor Kozlov curator

Venues of the events:

Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow, Petrovka 25)
NCCA National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow, ul. Zoologicheskaya 13)
Hungarian Cultural, Academic and Information Centre (Moscow, ul. Povarskaya 21)
Club Bilingua (Krivokolenniy per., 10, bld. 5)
The sign burial place of Kazimir Malevich, Nemchinovka

The main patrons are and open the Festival, respectively:

András Bozóki (minister of Cultural Heritage, Republic of Hungary)
Alexander S. Sokolov (minister of Culture and Mass Communication, Russian Federation)

Artistic patron of the Festival:

László Beke,
director of the Research Institute for Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Scientific patron of the Festival:

K.V. Frolov, member of the Societal Chamber of the president of the Russian Federation, past-vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Main sponsors:

Ministry of Hungarian Cultural Heritage




Hungarian Cultural, Academic and Information Centre

“supreMADIsm”: official press conference

Time: 4.00 pm
Moderator: Sándor Kozlov (H)

International of graphic art from the collection of the International Mobile MADI Museum

Time: 6.00 pm

Opening ceremony: Zsuzsa Dárdai (H)
Exhibition design and setup: János Saxon-Szász (H)
(Open: May 11 to June 5)
Mobile MADI Museum graphic collection


NCCA (National Centre for Contemporary Arts)

Conference: Geometry in art and science (Day 1)

Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Coference opened by K. V. Frolov (RUS), György Darvas (H)

Vitaly Patsukov: Russian constructivism in the past and the present
Zsuzsa Dárdai: From Suprematism to supreMADIsm
Krisztina Passuth: Moholy-Nagy and Russian constructivism: Elective affinities
A. Shatskih: Malevich and Roslvaez

Exhibition of early Constructivist and MADI posters from the collection of the International Mobile MADI Museum

Time: 4.00pm
Opened by Leonid Bazhanov (RUS) (Open: May 12 to May 21)

Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art
“Mobile MADI Museum”

International exhibition, from Brasil, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela), completed with the works by the Russian masters of the 1920s Malevich, Tatlin, Rodchenko, Lissitzky…
(Open: May 11 to June 5)
Exhibition design and setup: János Saxon-Szász (H)

Time: 6.00pm
Opening ceremony: Vitaly Patsukov (RUS), László Beke (H)
Performance: Josée Lapeyrère (F)
Fashion show: Performance design by Anna Koleychuk (RUS)
Reception: Constructivist dinner service for guests and participants
Project concept Anna Koleychuk

Film show

Time: All days at 10.00am to 6.00pm

  • The masters of Russian Constructivism: Malevich, Rodchenko, Tatlin, El Lissitzky (Film Archives, Moscow)
  • Moholy-Nagy, Péri (Film Archives, Budapest)
  • Portrait of Lajos Kassák (22’); directed by Boris Zsigmondi (H)
  • Kassák (35’); directed by Tamás B. Farkas (H)
  • Universo MADI: Portrait of Carmelo Arden Quin (35’); directed by Zsuzsa Dárdai (H)
  • Museo MADI Sobral: Compiled by Jean Branchet (F)

FRIDAY, May 12

NCCA (National Centre for Contemporary Arts)

Conference: Geometry in art and science (Day 2)

Time: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Tatyana Bonch-Osmolovskaya: Constructions in literature: the 10-ies of XX century, etc.
Sergey Fedin: Literature manifests: from Futurists to the Laboratory of MegaPoetry
Alexandr V. Bubnov: Super-supre-sonnet, art-science project
Vladimir Buslenko: Russian hieroglyphic texts

Lunch break

Vyacheslav Koleychuk: The Evolution of My Kinetic Work
Alexander Koblyakov; Igor Yevin: Dimensionality in music
László Beke: Ornametry
Dániel Erdély: The Expanding Spidron Universe


NCCA (National Centre for Contemporary Arts)

Conference: Geometry in art and science (Day 3)

Time: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

János Fajó: Russian Constructivism in the past and the present in Middle Europe
János Saxon-Szász – Boldizsár Fejérvári: The poly-dimensional Black Square
Anishchenko: Suprematist elements in Russian church architecture
Ravin Galiulin: Crystallography as an element of culture
The shared roots of the geometry of crystals and relativity theory
Sergey Petoukhov: Geometrical properties of the genetic code and the symbolic system of the Ancient Chinese book “I-Ching”.
György Darvas: The generalization of geometric symmetries in the science and art of the 20th century

Real & Impossible
Suprematist anthology: Visual-acoustic Performance

Time: 6.00pm
Author and Composer: Iraida Yusupova
Video: Iraida Yusupova and Alexander Dolgin
Author of the original idea G. Darvas
Performed by: German Vinogradov and the Aksenova sisters on percussion instruments from the collection of G.
Vinogradov and on theremin

Club Bilingua
Multimedia project: “Two Kandinskys”
A special
version by Vadim Tallerov based on the etude of Alexander Stroganov

Time: 8.00pm
Performed by Victor Kandinsky, psychiatrist: Vladimir Piskunov (text)
Vasily Kandinsky, artist: Konstantin Mishin (dance)
Gabriel Münter, Chana Levinson, Olga Bessonova:
Ira Honto (dance)
Musicians: Nikolai L’govsky (percussion)
Vyacheslav Koleychuk (ovaloid, self-stretched bells)
Mark Belodubrovsky (violin)

Author of the original idea, director and stage manager: Vadim Tallerov
Costumes designed by Anna Koleychuk
Light-effects by Sergei Shevchenko
Video-art by Dmitry Koleychuk
Assistant director: Yevgeny Pynin
There are red poems by Vasily Kandinsky and there are projected his pictures Moscow, Composition No. 6 and Concert

Programmes of the ensemble “Open stage” are sponsored by the Metropolitan Cultural Committee of Moscow.

SUNDAY, May 14

Nemchinovka in the vicinity of Moscow

Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Commemoration and homage at the sign burial place of Kazimir Malevich in Nemchinovka

International Mobil MADI Museum Foundation
Zsuzsa Dárdai founding curator
17 Timár St., Budapest, H-1034 Hungary
Phone/Fax: 36 1 387-5790; Mobile: 36 30 524-1305