Regina Khidekel received her PhD from St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, became the director of that city's Diaghilev Art Center in 1990, and in 1998 the founding director of the Russian American Cultural Center in New York. She is the author of "It's the Real Thing" (1999, University of Minnesota Press), and has contributed essays to the following publications: "Lyubov Popova" (1994), "Lazar Khidekel: Suprematism and Architecture" (1995), "Sterligov Group: Paintings from Russia" (1995), "Russian Constructivist Roots: Present Concerns" (1997), "Forbidden Art" (1998), "Lev Mezsberg" (1999), "Tamar Hirschl" (2000), "In Malevich's Circle" (2000), "A Life of Colors" (2001), "Surviving Suprematism" (2004), "Family Album. Artists from St. Petersburg" (2006), "Anna Rochegova" (2008), "Homage to Diaghilev's Enduring Legacy" (2009), "Trajectory of Suprematism" (2011), "Floating Worlds and Future Cities: Lazar Khidekel, Suprematism and Russian Avant-garde" (2013), "Building Drawings and Drawing Buildings" (2014), "Lazar Khidekel and Suprematism" (2014). She has lectured at many universities, and curated many exhibitions.
Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) aims to provide permanent cultural representation to more than 700,000 Russian-speaking residents of New York. It was founded in 1998 by Dr. Regina Khidekel and earned its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 1999.
More De Stijl-inspired: "Über die Darstellung definiter Formen als Summen von Quadraten" [On the representation of definite forms as sums of squares] 2017, ink on paper, 19 x 22¾ inches "This drawing is dancing in its father's skin" 2017, ink on paper, 22¾ x 20⅞ inches "On nothing and kindred subjects" 2017, ink on paper, 32⅝ x 13¾ inches Dmitry Borshch
More De Stijl-inspired: "A strong dose of myself" 2017, ink on paper, 16 x 21½ inches "The past won’t stay behind you" 2017, ink on paper, 13¾ x 32¼ inches "Coherent structures in turbulent flow" 2017, ink on paper, 17 x 32 inches Dmitry Borshch
"De Stijl movement was founded in 1917. This year Rietveld and other De Stijl-ers – Mondrian, Van Doesburg, Vilmos Huszár – inspired me to produce a series of abstract drawings and sculptures. Only a few are displayed here: "Naked and Fiery Forms" 2017, hardwood, 22 x 45 x 5 inches "Submerged Symmetry and Surface Chaos" 2017, ink on paper, 21 x 12 inches "Space Filled with Moving" 2017, ink on paper, 21 x 12 inches I favor a compound approach to all visual problems that occupy me. By compound I mean multiform – I present my solution to a given problem in as many forms or through as...
Exhibition "Lazar Khidekel and Suprematism", prepared by Regina Khidekel and Dmitry Borshch, has been launched by Google Cultural Institute. It may now be viewed, along with images from the Khidekel family collection, on Google Arts and Culture: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/exhibit/BgLS889V3Fg4KA
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"I became aware of the drawing technique of three chalks (à trois crayons), employed here by Watteau, when Ely Mikhailovich Bielutin (1925 - 2012) mentioned it to me in 1990. A Soviet Nonconformist who authored "Основы изобразительной грамоты" and co-authored "Педагогическая система Академии художеств XVIII века", among other books, he enjoyed sharing his knowledge with beginners like me. I never joined Bielutin's studio, The New Reality, preferring to study independently, but he guided some of my early artistic efforts." Dmitry Borshch Основы изобразительной грамоты ≈ Fundamentals of...