First Russian Art Exhibition
First Russian Art Exhibition [Erste russische Kunstausstellung] opened at Galerie van Diemen at 21 Unter den Linde in Berlin on 15 October 1922, with over 1,000 objects by around 180 artists: 237 paintings, more than 500 graphic works, sculptures, as well as designs for theater, architectural models, and porcelain. The exhibition's official host was the Russian Ministry for Information, and it was put together by the artists Naum Gabo, David Sterenberg, and Nathan Altman. El Lissitzky designed the catalogue's cover. Due to the positive echo in the press and the large number of visitors (ca. 15,000), the exhibition was prolonged to the end of the year, although it had been planned for a shorter period of time. On the initiative of the International Workers' Assistance, it was conceived as a commercial exhibition; the proceeds were to go to "Russia's starving". Version of the exhibition later traveled to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, in spring 1923.