Centre Pompidou is dedicating an exhibition to the generous donation of works on paper by Daniel and Florence Guerlain in January 2012.
The Guerlain collection brings together 1,200 works by over 200 artists, including 31 drawings by Pavel Pepperstein, collected over several years by the Guerlains. The exhibition is curated by Jonas Storsve.
Kandinsky Tower, watercolour on paper, 27.5 x 37 cm, 2007
Dancing Woman, watercolour on paper, 27.5 x 37 cm, 2007
Two of the Pepperstein drawings presented at the exhibition, “Kandinsky Tower” and “Dancing Woman”, are from his series “City of Russia”, which reflects his anxiety at the gradual process of the architectural destruction of the two cities that Pepperestein loves the most – Moscow and St. Petersburg. To remedy this cosmic atrocity, Pepperstein lets his imagination run wild and free in order to create landscapes both beautiful and bizarre, and offers a few ideal geographic points where a new capital called the “City of Russia” can be built. This project is understood as “the child of love”, created by Moscow and St. Petersburg. The new “City of Russia” could be placed in time in the immediate future or a future five thousand years ahead.
The exhibition is built around the works of fifteen artists nominated for the first five prize drawing of Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation, initiated by the collectors since 2006. An ambitious catalogue will include all the works of Daniel and Florence Guerlain donation .
Exhibition: Florence and Daniel Guerlain Donation
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
16 October 2013 – March 2014