Viktor Pivovarov’s exhibition The Snail’s Trail is accompanied by an education program that includes lectures, literary readings in the exhibition space, and illustration workshops for both children and adults.
Exploring different periods and themes in Pivovarov’s art, the program combines the fundamental elements of the artist’s works—image and text—adding sound to them and letting visitors find the best way to experience the exhibition.
A series of lectures and discussions by local and international specialists, including philosopher Tomáš Glanc, art historian Mikhail Allenov, and artist Pavel Pepperstein, will explain the term Moscow Romantic Conceptualism and present Pivovarov’s art in its wide cultural context.
On weekends, Museum visitors will get the chance to participate in an intensive course on illustration, and participants will learn about the genre of the conceptual album, created by Pivovarov. They will also have a chance to practice their sketching and collage-making techniques.
Families with children will be able to listen to radio drama recordings of the Russian fairytale Black Hen and Hans Christian Andersen’s The Sandman. There are special open workshops on illustration and drawing created specially for children, as well as a children’s exhibition map.
For the first time, Garage Publishing will release an audiobook for visually impaired people, which will be Pivovarov’s well-known text Agent in Love. The text will also be available in book form, with a special additional section.
A detailed map of Viktor Pivovarov’s art will be installed in the Resource Room on the second floor. A real Moscow-to-Prague guidebook will mark the most important and significant places for the artist.
Visitors can request individual or group tours at any time. There are also special tours available for visitors with hearing or visual impairments. Finally, for those who would prefer to explore the exhibition on their own, Garage Library has prepared a range of books on Viktor Pivovarov’s works and Moscow Conceptualist art. A unique exhibition map created by Viktor Pivovarov himself will also be available.