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(Rus. Павел Пепперштейн, born 1966, Moscow) is a Russian artist and writer, critic, art theorist, one of the founders of the art group “Inspection “Medical Hermeneutics” , a Kandinsky Prize winner, a member of the Venice Biennale, “master of modern art” the work of whom collectors are chasing all over the world2. Sign in to edit Pavel Pepperstein.
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Pepperstein is a son of Irina Pivovarova—an author of children’s books and Viktor Pivovarov—a known painter. From 1985 to 1987, he studied at The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. In 1987, he co-founded the experimental group of artists called Inspection Medical Hermeneutics (P. Pepperstein, S. Anufriev, Y. Liederman, Vladimir Fedorov). The ideology of Medical Hermeneutics was the fusion of incompatible descriptive language, from contemporary western philosophy and Orthodox theology, Daoism, and Buddhism to the language of psychiatry and pharmacology, which created a completely unique manner of expression.
Since 1989 Pepperstein has been an independent artist, writer, critic, art theorist and rap musician. His work is a continuation of the tradition started by the Moscow Conceptual School. During 1994, he was Visiting Professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany.
His exhibitions include the 53rd Venice Biennial in 2009, in the Russian Pavilion, where his installation Landscapes of the Future was widely acclaimed and received numerous positive reviews from critics. Writing about the Venice Biennale in Süddeutsche Zeitung, Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk said he found consolation in the work of Pepperstein, which reminds him of William Blake. In June 2014, Pepperstein was personally invited by the distinguished German curator Kasper König to appear at Manifesta 10, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. In October 2014, Pepperstein was invited to take part in a group exhibition Manifest Intention. Drawing in all its forms at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. The exhibition, curated by Beatrice Merz, was entirely dedicated to the leading practitioners of the art of drawing from the last 100 years. Pepperstein’s work also features prominently in a book on contemporary figurative drawing written by Roger Malbert, a senior curator at Hayward Gallery in London. The book, entitled ‘Drawing People’ and published by Thames and Hudson in April 2015, focuses on contemporary artists for whom drawing is a primary means of expression and who focus on the human subject.
Roger Malbert writes, “Word and image flow from the same pen with a facility and grace that appear peculiarly timeless in the work of Pavel Pepperstein. His drawings hark back to a pre-technological age when handwriting was cultivated as the primary expression of the self, and great illustrators such as Saul Steinberg could invoke a multiplicity of styles with a few lines. In Pepperstein’s universe political allegory is couched in the symbolic language of Russian Suprematism of the early twentieth century, an avant-garde so far ahead of its time that a century after its manifestation it still appears to foresee a future at which we may never arrive. Paradoxically, for a figurative artist like Pepperstein, with one foot in children’s book illustration and the other in political cartoons, it is Malevich’s Black Square (1915), the absolute negation of figurative imagery, that heralds the new order. This would be the mystical ‘end of history’, when all conflicts are resolved, gangsters no longer rule the roost and justice prevails”. Echoing the attention Malbert pays to word and image in Pepperstein’s art, Boris Groys states in After the Big Tsimtsum, “Pavel Pepperstein is quite clearly more than just an artist. He is also a poet, writer, critic, curator and theorist. Above all, however, he is a designer of social spaces”. And the critic Filipa Ramos has said of Pepperstein, “In his vast body of work, the artist has explored the possibilities of combining linguistics, outlandish experiments, popular narratives, and science fiction in a way that seems to be immune to the ideals and expressive forms of post-perestroika”. Pepperstein’s art has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including The Louvre in Paris. His paintings, drawings, and installations can be found in the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow, the Russian State Museum in St Petersburg, the George Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Deutsche Bank Collection and in many public and private collections both in Russia and abroad. In December 2014, Pepperstein was awarded the Kandinsky Prize, Russia’s premier contemporary art award. Pepperstein is a somewhat mythical figure. An intensely private man, he rarely appears in public and has no permanent address or studio, preferring instead an anchoritic lifestyle and nomadic existence
Selected Exhibitions 1995 Project No.3 and Freudian Dreams (with Andrei Monastyrski). Galerie Pastzi-Bott. Cologne, Germany. 1995 A Game of Tennis (with Ilya Kabakov). Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto, Canada 1996 A Game of Tennis (with Ilya Kabakov). Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland 1997 Portrait of an Old Man. State Russian Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia 1998 Binoculars and Monoculars. Life and work, Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland 1998 The Sweet Dark. Obscuri Viri Gallery, Moscow 1999 Drawings. Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart 1999 New drawings. Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basel 1999 The Father and the Son (with Viktor Pivovarov). Kunsthaus Zug. Zug, Switzerland 2000 Away from the Labyrinth (with Greenman). Museum of Israel, Jerusalem 2000 Russian Novel 2000. Regina Gallery, Moscow 2000 Moses. Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland 2000 Things are in a Landscape (with Victor Pivovarov). Obscuri Viri, Moscow 2000 How to meet an Angel (with Ilya Kabakov). Sprovieri Gallery, London 2000 Two Agents (with Victor Pivovarov). Karmelienkloster, Graz, Austria 2000 Two Agents (with Victor Pivovarov). Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria 2001 Exhibition of One Talk (with Ilya Kabakov and Boris Groys). Kunsthaus Zug, Zug, Switzerland 2001 The Girl and the Tunnel. Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zürich 2001 Zeichnungen. Galerie Romain Larivière, Paris 2002 Traum und Museum. Kunsthaus Zug, Zug, Switzerland 2002 Political hallucinations. Galerie Kamm, Berlin 2002 Gods and Monsters. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany 2002 America. Galerie Ursula Walbrol, Düsseldorf, Germany 2003 Flags & Flowers. Sutton Lane, London 2003 Battles. Regina Gallery, Moscow 2004 Hypnosis. Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK 2004 Hypnosis. Regina Gallery, Moscow 2004 Hypnosis. Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich 2004 Eyes, little sister is watching you… Galerie Kamm, Berlin 2004 Dreams, Music and Money. Galerie Iragui, Paris 2005 Europa. Galerie Ursula Walbroel, Düsseldorf 2005 Drawings. Artplay Gallery, Moscow 2005 Riders on the Storm. Ministry of Culture, Düsseldorf 2005 Riders on the Storm. Sutton Lane Gallery, London 2006 Landscapes of the Future. Gallerie Kamm, Berlin 2006 Pentagon. Regina Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2006 Drawings. Kunstmuseum, Cabinet d’art Graphique, Basel 2007 Rembrandt. Dmitriy Semenov Gallery, St Petersburg 2007 City of Russia. Regina Gallery, Moscow 2007 Landscapes of the Future. Gallery of Modern Art, Vancouver 2007 Talking Animals. Kaufmann Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland 2008 Either/Or: National Suprematism as a Project for a New Representative Style for Russia. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia 2008 Objects Above The Sea. Sutton Lane Gallery, London 2009 A Suprematist Study of Ancient Greek Myths. Galerie Kamm, Berlin 2009 Either-Or: National Suprematism. Kewenig Galerie, Cologne 2010 From Mordor With Love. Regina Gallery, London 2010 Vesna. Artberloga Gallery, Moscow 2011 Leviathan. Campoli Presti Gallery, Paris 2011 Landscapes of the Future. Kewenig Galerie, Cologne 2012 Ophelia. Regina Gallery, London 2013 Studies of American Suprematism. Galerie Kamm, Berlin 2013 Murder, She said! Galería Kewenig, Palma de Mallorca 2014 Debris of the Future. Pace Gallery, London 2014 Holy Politics. Regina Gallery, Moscow 2016 Three *** asterisks, Viktor Pivovarov, Pavel Pepperstein, Galerie Iragui, Moscow Awards Kandinsky Prize Filmography The sound of he sun (2015)—a project done in Simeiz together with Natasha Sever Books
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Pavel Pepperstein in 2011 Photo: Alexei Lukin / Style: Andrei Deinichenko / Rolling Stone See also Medical Hermeneutics Vladimir Fedorov
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