The resurrection of Pablo Picasso in the year 3111

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Image © Pavel Pepperstein

The 19th century Russian philosopher Nikolai Fedorov believed that humanity should focus all its efforts on one task – the resurrection of the dead with the help of scientific and technical progress. It is the year 3111 and Fyodorov’s utopia has finally been realized, and many years after his physical death, science has been used to bring Pablo Picasso back to life. His enthusiasm undimmed, the resurrected artist begins work immediately, wishing to recreate the erotic games of his nymphs and centaurs. Picasso imagined himself and his genius as immortal in his creations. His cult of vital eroticism needed no scientific resurrection – Eros doesn’t fear death, he feels himself equal to her: each mating, each lovers’ kiss, every erection, each orgasm, every stroke of paint on canvas – all of this means more than billions of ghosts. So after his experience of death, what fantasies does he conjure for the nymphs and centaurs? He reproduces his old work, but something in it has changed – the nymphs and centaurs have become more abstract, and acquired a sort of “cosmic resonance.”

Pavel Pepperstein
The resurrection of Pablo Picasso in the year 3111

The exhibition will be open at Kunsthaus Zug from 26th February until 21 May 2017 http://www.kunsthauszug.ch

 

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