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Pavel Pepperstein. The Human as a Frame for the Landscape


From 28 February 2019 to 2 June 2019


Age limit — 18+

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art presents an exhibition by Russian artist, writer, musician, and art theorist Pavel Pepperstein (b. 1966, Moscow).

Introduced to the circle of Moscow Conceptualists as a child, since the beginning of his career Pepperstein has been one of the most prolific mythmakers in Russian contemporary art. He is an inventor of systems, universes, languages, cities, and political projects. Pepperstein’s solo exhibition at Garage reviews the key myths he has created since the 1970s: from imaginary countries for which he has developed detailed maps and national symbols to ecstatic or, on the contrary, ultra-logical visions of the future; from religions, cults, beliefs, and rituals to alternative realities that exist in parallel dimensions and modalities.


Here we’ve put together materials to help you get ready for a visit to the Museum or to take a deep dive into the current programs at Garage.

Public program
The public program for Pavel Pepperstein’s exhibition The Human as a Frame for the Landscape includes lectures, discussions, readings, screenings, and other events exploring various aspects of artistic imagination.

Visitors will be introduced to psychoanalysis and dream interpretation, explore the worlds of the unconscious, and embark on art journeys. Events also include lectures on the history of Moscow Conceptualism, readings of Pavel Pepperstein’s memoirs that Garage is currently preparing for publication, and a show of designer clothes based on the artist’s drawings.

Garage will also screen Sound of the Sun by Pepperstein and Natasha Nord, which premiered at the Moscow International Experimental Film Festival in 2016 and host a series of meetings with experts on Pepperstein’s work.

Children and teenagers can attend new workshops with Garage’s tutors and learn more about Pepperstein’s art at family lectures.


Free guided tours of Pavel Pepperstein’s exhibition The Human as a Frame for the Landscape

On the show’s opening day visitors are welcome to join a free excursion and become the first spectators to become acquainted with the universe of one of the most prolific myth-makers in contemporary Russian art.


Thursday, February 28
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Dream. Art. Psychoanalysis: Viktor Mazin in conversation with Pavel Pepperstein

Psychoanalyst and film theorist Viktor Mazin and artist Pavel Pepperstein will discuss the influence of dreams on visual art and the psychoanalytical understanding of the reality of dreams.

Saturday, April 20
Garage Auditorium