Pavel Pepperstein, Antenna for Communication with the Dead, 2009. Watercolor and ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist.
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.