News — 17 Oct 2021
Khardziev’s art collection catalogue
The catalogue of Khardziev’s art collection was published in 2013, and the archive he built can be explored online in the Stedelijk Museum reading room. The Khardziev collection and archive fit wonderfully with the Stedelijk Museum’s collection of works by Malevich, which comprises 23 paintings, 20 drawings, 35 manuscripts, and 18 teaching charts. Together with the 175 works by Malevich included in the Khardzhiev collection–mainly comprised of drawings–the Malevich collection is the largest outside of Russia.
Rakurs Research Log
The Research log Collector Culture of the Russian avant-garde is part of Rakurs, a short cut to a programme that sets out new lines and aims for original, conceptual, as well as collaborative ventures. Rakurs (Ракурс) means perspective, angle, or perspective foreshortening, such as can be seen in a photograph. Rakurs wants to establish a research platform to promote partnerships between art institutions, archives, libraries, and research institutions in Europe, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union that hold collections and literature on Russian avant-garde, Soviet, and post-Soviet art. Rakurs wants to collect data and make them available online. Rakurs wants to offer a digital space for artists, curators, and specialists. Rakurs wants to stimulate the development of shared research projects. Rakurs is a machine of ideas.
Rakurs is an initiative of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, and the University of Amsterdam.