Book presentation: Pavel Pepperstein, Blooming Fields


From 10 March 2020




Garage Auditorium
Book presentation: Pavel Pepperstein, Blooming FieldsBook presentation: Pavel Pepperstein, Blooming Fields


The first comprehensive examination of the artist’s work, in two volumes.

Blooming Fields examines the creative evolution of the artist, writer, cinematographer, rapper, and fashion designer Pavel Pepperstein through a bold and provocative experiment in the field of book design. It is part autobiography and part utopian reflection on Pepperstein’s artistic process, which can be regarded as both purely individual and socially relevant.

The book will be presented by Pavel Pepperstein and TV anchor and art collector Andrei Malakhov.

Blooming Fields is a collaborative project by Artguide Editions and Aksenov Family Foundation.


Pavel Pepperstein (b. 1966, Moscow) lives and works in Moscow. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague from 1985 to 1987 and was one of the founders of the group Inspection Medical Hermeneutics (1987–2001). In 1989, he began to work as an independent artist, writer, critic, and rapper. Solo exhibitions include: The Human as a Frame for the Landscape (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2019); The Future Enamored with the Past, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (2015); Pavel Pepperstein, Kunstmuseum Basel (2006); Gods and Monsters, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (2002); and Portrait of an Old Man (with Ivan Dmitriev), State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg (1997). Group exhibitions include: 1st Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2017); Manifesta 10, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2014); Ostalgia, New Museum, New York (2011); Russian Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice (2009); 26th São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo (2004); Moscow–Berlin / Berlin–Moscow, 1950–2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, State Historical Museum, Moscow (2003–2004); and Kunst im Verborgenen. Nonkonformisten Russlands 1957–1995, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, documenta-Halle, Kassel, Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg (1995). He is the author of the books An Old Man’s Diet (1997), Mythogenic Love of Castes (1999), Spring (2010), A Prague Night (2011), and The Age of Theme Parks (2017). In 2014, he was awarded the Kandinsky Prize for Project of the Year.


Free admission with advance registration