Russian American Cultural Center

Regina Khidekel, PhD

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.

Blog entries from Russian American Cultural Center

Über die Darstellung definiter Formen als Summen von Quadraten

One Hundred Years of De Stijl

Posted: December 28, 2017 20:32

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

A strong dose of myself

One Hundred Years of De Stijl

Posted: December 28, 2017 20:17

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

Naked and Fiery Forms

One Hundred Years of De Stijl

Posted: December 28, 2017 19:47

"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...

Lazar Khidekel and Suprematism

Posted: October 29, 2017 18:47

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:

"The Making of Brothers" 2010, ink on paper, 37 x 42 inches

Gay marriage is two years old

Posted: June 26, 2017 16:00

Same-sex marriage is legal in all states, Washington, DC, and all US territories except American Samoa, but not on all Indian lands, since June 26, 2015 when the US Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. The Court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples and the refusal to recognize such marriages performed in other jurisdictions violate the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Jean-Antoine Watteau

Ely Bielutin's Birthday

Posted: June 09, 2017 17:58

"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...


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