Celebrations of the 110th Anniversary of Lazar Khidekel | St. Petersburg
Exhibit Venue:House of Architects | Дом архитектора (Особняк A. A. Половцева)
St. Petersburg, Russia
Exhibit Date:March 4, 2014
Celebrations of the 110th Anniversary of Lazar Khidekel: An Artist, Visionary Architect, Designer, Theoretician and Pioneer of Environmentalism at the Center for Architecture/American Institute of Architects in New York on March 11 and at the House of Architects in St. Petersburg on March 4, were a huge success. Both events have aroused great interest of the public and professional audiences were overcrowded and sold well in advance. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all participants of theses memorable manifestations: Rick Bell, AIA director, for organizing this event in collaboration with the RACC and Lazar Khidekel Society, wonderful speakers: Daniel Libeskind, Maria Kokkori, Jean-Louis Cohen, Anya Bokov and Mark and Roman Khidekel. Regina Khidekel was a moderator and made slide show presentation about Lazar Khidekel life and work. This role in St. Petersburg took Margarita Shtiglits, one of organizers of the event along with the President of the Union of Architects, Oleg Romanov and architect Raphael Dayanov. The exhibition opening and round table discussion gathered together former students of Lazar Khidekel to share memories of a Teacher and a deep understanding of his role in history of art and architecture. According to tradition, celebration was continued with a festive banquet.