MOSCOW PARTISAN CONCEPTUALISM: Irina Nakhova and Pavel Pepperstein




After Rodchenko and Popova at Tate Modern last year and Andrei Molodkin’s Liquid Modernity at Orel Art UK, celebrated curators and scholars, Margarita and Victor Tupitsyn are back in London with a major exhibition at Orel Art UK, Moscow Partisan Conceptualism: Irina Nakhova and Pavel Pepperstein, running from 25 March to 22 May at Orel Art UK.

The two artists are key figures in the Moscow conceptual school (MoKSh), the most famous and influential trend in post-war Russian art. Its formation and subsequent development in the early 1970s occurred in the absence of an audience, art institutions, critics or an art market. These, unparalleled in the history of modernism conditions, led to Moscow conceptualists’ emphasis on collective production, a lack of interest in commercial aspects of art, and creation in an active dialogue about the nature of contemporary art. In this exhibition Nakhova and Pepperstein–both of whom had the conceptual artist Victor Pivovarov (a close friend of Ilya Kabakov) as their first mentor–serve as the agents of MoKSh’s formal and theoretical strategies.

Duration 25 March 2010 - 22 May 2010
Times Tuesday - Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 11am to 5pm
Cost Free
Venue Orel Art UK
Address 7 Howick Place London SW1P 1BB, ,
Contact +44 (0)20 7436 6082 / marta@reiberandpartners.com / www.orelart.com/London/Home

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