In January 2016 the Museum of the Fine Arts Academy, the Department of casts, opened an exhibition “Hunters for the marble heads (archeology of future)”of the artist PavelPepperstein. These graphic works were created specially for the casts exposition which has a unique architectural layout of few halls organized in a circle. About thirty PavelPepperstein’s worksare located in all 33 halls of the circular space in the visual vicinity toAntic casts. The environment in which the artist’s works were integrated served as inspiration. The author created a new futuristic mythology, reflecting on the idea of artifacts and their meanings.
PavelPepperstein is the outstanding figure of contemporary Russian art. He is one of the founders and participants of "Medical Hermeneutics" group, the ideologist of "psychodelic realism", the artist, the writer, the critic and the theorist of the contemporary art. PavelPepperstein represented Russia on the 53 Venice Biennale of the contemporary art (2009). In Russia PavelPepperstein is well-known as the writer, among his works are "Mythologic love of castes" (together with S. Anufriyev, 1998 - 2002), "The Prague night" (2011), etc. During recent years the artist had a several large personal exhibitions in Moscow. In St.PetersburgPepperstein's art was represented at the Manifesta 10 biennial (2014). However for more than 10 years PavelPepperstein didn't have a personal exhibition in St. Petersburg.
The exhibition is organized within the "Dialogue" museum project which concept is to integrate works of the Soviet and Post-Soviet vanguard into exposition interiors of the Museum of Academy of Fine Arts. Within this project the "Assa: the last generation of the Leningrad vanguard" exhibition took place in the Titian hall of the museum in 2013, in 2015 "TimurNovikov. The 1990s" exhibition was arranged for the museum’s casts exposition.