The presented retrospective, prepared for the 125th anniversary of Ivan Alekseevich Kudryashov (1896-1972), is the first generalizing story about the art of the outstanding Suprematist and the largest representative of cosmism. This is an international museum project, a research exhibition that opens new pages of the Russian avant-garde. Among the participants: the Tretyakov Gallery, the Foundation for the Development of Culture and Art under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Museum of Arts of Karakalpakstan named after A. I.V. Savitsky, the Russian Museum, the Vyatka Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art - the Kostaki Collection (Thessaloniki), the Pompidou Center, as well as private collections.
Ivan Alekseevich Kudryashov (1896 - 1972) - the largest artist of the Russian avant-garde, painter, graphic artist, creator of his own version of abstract art, set designer, teacher. He was a student of Malevich and Pevzner in the Moscow Free Workshops, along with Malevich and El Lissitzky, he became a co-founder of the Orenburg branch of the UNOVIS group. In the mid-1920s, Kudryashov, a founding member of the OST group, creatively developed the spatial achievements of Suprematism and became the leading representative of the pictorial “cosmism”. In 1938, Kudryashov lost his right to a profession, but the master's communication with young artists of “other art” played an important role in spreading the ideas of the avant-garde. In 1962, the famous collector Georgy Kostaki “rediscovered” Kudryashov.