During the last weeks of Viktor Pivovarov’s The Snail’s Trail Garage Museum of Contemporary Art hold a series of literary events with readings of poetry written by Viktor Pivovarov’s friends: poets and fairy tale writers. It was those friends who inspired Pivovarov’s particular interest in text and word.
One of the distinguishing areas of the Soviet culture was the genre of children’s literature. Many celebrated artists and writers who couldn’t get their work acknowledged and legalized were pushed to write and illustrate fairy tales. Viktor Pivovarov, future Moscow conceptualist, met poets Igor Kholin, Genrikh Sapghir, Ovsey Driz and other writers in the office of the publishing house ‘Children's literature’.
The last weeks of Viktor Pivovarov’s The Snail’s Trail will be accompanied by a series of literary events at the Garage Museum with readings of poems of Viktor Pivovarov’s friends, poets from the Lianosovo Group, the Sretensky Boulevard School, who inspired his particular interest in text and word.