• Medical Hermeneutics

    Shedhalle / Galerie Walcheturm

    The most important element in Die Schweitz + die Medizin (Switzerland + medicine, 1992), an installation by a group of young Moscow artists calling themselves Medical Hermeneutics, was not so much the work itself as a 90-page text that the group has written, a document that lays out the group’s phantom image of Switzerland, a country they had never visited before this exhibition. But only a fraction of these writings was presented here. The three members of the group—Pawel Pepperstein, Sergej Anufriew, and Wladimir Fjodorow—are obviously less concerned with transmitting facts than with demonstrating

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