THE PASTOR MAGAZINE

Pastor is a specialty journal that examines key issues of contemporary art, art theory, literature, and philosophy. Along with the MANI Files and the MANI Papers, it represents the tradition of small-run publications of the Moscow Conceptual School. Founded in Cologne in January 1992, the journal is illustrated by contemporary Moscow artists. Publisher and editor: Vadim Zakharov together with Maria Porudominskaya

AUTHORS: Nikita Alexeev, Yuri Albert, Sergei Anufriev, Ilya Kabakov, Yuri Leiderman, Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina, Andrei Monastyrsky, Vladimir Naumez, Pavel Pepperstein, Viktor Pivovarov, Dmitri Prigov, Larisa Rezun-Zvezdochetova, Vladimir Sorokin, Nadezhda Stolpovskaya, Alexander Yulikov, Konstantin Zvezdochetov, Ivan Chuikov and others

 

 

The Pastor Magazine

Pastor No. 1: Names. 1992

Pastor No. 2: Geography. 1992

Pastor No. 3: Our Polygraphy. 1993

Pastor No. 4: Our Future. 1994

Pastor No. 5: Emigration and Wayfarers. 1995

Pastor No. 6: How I Became an Artist

(with Yuri Albert). 1997

Pastor No. 7: Pathology and Norm

(with P. Pepperstein and A. Monastyrsky). 1999

Pastor No. 8: The Eastern Tradition in the Moscow Conceptual School. 2001

Print runs:

Pastor 1 – 30 copies,

Pastors 2–5 – 50 copies,

Pastor 6 – 60 copies,

Pastors 7–8 – 100 copies.

 

Contents of Pastors Magazines 1-8

Pastor 1 (1992)

Theme: Names

From the Publisher

Nikita Alexeev / Alexey Nikitin  7 


Andrei Monastyrsky / Sabine Haensgen  11


Andrei Monastyrsky   17


Yury Leiderman   27


Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov 35


Ilya Kabakov 51


Sergey Anufriev / Pavel Pepperstein 61


Yuri Albert 69

Appendix 1 & 2

 

The list of authors is given in accordance with the order

in which materials were received

 

 

Pastor 2 (1993)

Theme: Geography

 

Vadim Zakharov  FROM THE PUBLISHER

Vladimir Porudominsky NOTES ON PUSHKIN

Lev Rubinstein  I AM HERE 


Terry Atkinson THE INDEXING, THE WORLD WAR I MOVES, AND THE RUINS OF CONCEPTUALISM 


Sergey Anufriev THE ENVIRONS OF MOSCOW

Pavel Pepperstein A BIRCH-BARK HUT AND AN ICE HUT

Andrey Filippov EAST AND WEST

Nikita Alekseev FROM KROPOTKINSKY ALLEYWAY TO THE ALLEY OF THE WHITE QUEEN 


Yury Leiderman THE MEMORY OF WANDERINGS

 

Exhibitions, actions, projects...


A. Monastyrsky “A Journey to the West”
N. Panitkov, I. Makarevich, A. Monastyrsky “Beyond the Ring Road”

E. Romanova, E. Selina “Topography” 

V. Fents “Art Motherland Art”

Archival Materials

S. Haensgen “Video Library”

V. Zakharov “Video Documents of a Family Chronicle”

 

Drawings on an assigned theme I. Chuikov, K. Zvezdochetov

Pastor 3 (1993)

Theme: Our Book Arts

 

From the Publisher

Ilya Kabakov A CONVERSATION WITH THE PUBLISHER 


Alexander Yulikov A CONVERSATION WITH THE PUBLISHER

Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov A CONVERSATION WITH THE PUBLISHER

Yury Leiderman THE TOP HAS ALREADY FALLEN ON ITS SIDE

Viktor Pivovarov THREE LITTLE BOOKS IN A HEAVENLY GARDEN

Sergey Anufriev, Pavel Pepperstein LITTLE FRAME

Igor Makarevich UNTITLED

Erik Bulatov, Oleg Vasiliev ABOUT OUR BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

Yuri Albert THE NEW BOOK ART

Nadezhda Stolpovskaya ON THE NATURE OF CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATIONS

Andrey Filippov, Eduard Gorokhovsky, Vladimir Sorokin, Nikita Alekseev, Sergey Mironenko,

Maria Konstantinova, Irina Nakhova, Nikolay Kozlov, Vadim Zakharov

 

Archival Materials 


Vladimir Porudominsky A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PUSHKIN’S CONTEMPORARY

Vadim Zakharov MANI FOLDERS 


Andrey Monastyrsky ABOUT THE MANI PAPERS 


Andrey Monastyrsky FIVE VOLUMES OF TRIPS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

Gunther Hirt, Sascha Wonders A TALKING ARCHIVE

Exhibitions, actions, projects...
L Gallery, Tryokhprudny Gallery

Boris Groys FROM THE CATALOGUE

 

Pastor 4 (1994)

Theme: Our Future

 

Vadim Zakharov  From the Publisher

Boris Groys, Pavel Pepperstein PASTORIAL CONVERSATIONS – Theme: Our Future

Sven Gundlakh THREE KNOTS ON A WAFFLE TOWEL

Andrey Monastyrsky, Sabina Haensgen DIRECTIVE FOR THE FUTURE

Mikhail Ryklin

Nikolay Panitkov GATES


Dmitry Aleksanrovich Prigov TELL ME, BROTHER, ABOUT YOUR FUTURE, AND I WILL TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE, BROTHER 


Yuri Albert DOES OUR PAST HAVE A FUTURE

Viktor Pivovarov PLAN FOR THE FUTURE EXHIBITION AN AGENT IN NORWAY

Sergey Anufriev, Pavel Pepperstein DUNAEV’S DREAMS ABOUT THE FUTURE. Selections from the novel

“The Mythogenic Love of Castes”.

Pavel Pepperstein. STALEMATE AND MATE. Commentaries on «Dunaev's Dreams about the Future.»

Igor Shelkovsky SHIFTS IN TIME 


Ilya Kabakov NOT EVERYONE WILL BE TAKEN INTO THE FUTURE 


Konstantin Zvezdochetov PREDICTIONS, VIDELICET PROUST'S ORACLE

 

Pastor’s Questionnaire: Nikita Alekseev, Eduard Gorokhovsky, Boris Groys, Elena Elagina, Francisco Infante, Ilya Kitup,

Igor Makarevich, A. M. and V.S., Konstantin Zvezdochetov, Andrey Filippov, Vladimir Yankilevsky

 

Illustrations on an assigned theme: Ivan Chuykov, Yuri Albert, Nadezhda Stolpovskaya, Vadim Zakharov, Vladimir Naumetz

 

Exhibitions, catalogues...
Curves of the Year 2000

 

Pastor 5 (1995)

Theme: Emigration and Wanderers

 

Mikhail Sukhotin PAGES JUST IN CASE  5


Vitaly Komar, Vadim Zakharov CONVERSATION IN AACHEN  13


Viktor Pivovarov RECLAMATION OF LOST TIME  25


Ilya Kabakov, Boris Groys DIALOGUE ABOUT THE WEST  31


Vasily Shchukin THE WEST AS THE SPACE OF ‘ROMANTIC ESCAPE’  55


Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov A VIEW OF A RUSSIAN GRAVE

FROM GERMANY  69


Leonid Lamm, Inessa Levkova-Lamm EMIGRATION AS A MEANS OF LIFE  85


Kharlampy Oroshakov WITH STEEL TEETH INTO THE LOST AVANT-GARDE  91


Vladimir Porudominsky LUEBECK  97


Nikolay Vasilievich Gogol LETTER TO A.V. and E.V.  101


Sergey Anufriev, Sabina Haensgen, Masha Chuykova LETTER TO MONASTYRSKY  104


Igor Burikhin  ... ? TO WESTERN QUESTIONS  109


Editorial Insertion THE PUBLICATIONS OF RUSSIAN EMIGRATION  114


Natalia Nikitina, Igor Shelkovsky ABOUT A-YA  120


Igor Shelkovsky THE PERPETUAL TEENAGER SAVENKO  130


Pavel Pepperstein LITTLE CUSTARD PIE  137


Viktor Tupitsyn TEXTUALITY / TEXTANALITY (Emigration that is always with you)  149


Sergey Anufriev THE PARAMEN OF THE BORDER  162


Anatoly Zhuravlyov NOTES ON BRAZIL OR NOTHING SPECIAL  171

Actions, Projects... 175


Sabina Haensgen, Andrey Monastyrsky FLYING A KITE IN PRORA  177


Yury Leiderman VALENCE PROJECT  181


Vadim Zakharov SLUICE #3 - JAPAN  184


Rainer Gemahl TRAVELING LINGUISTICS  189

 

Exhibitions, catalogues, publications...  201


Appendix  207

 

Pastor 6 (1997)

Theme: How I Became an Artist

(In Collaboration with Yuri Albert)

 

Vadim Zakharov FROM THE PUBLISHER  5


Yuri Albert WHO I WANTED TO BE OR THE PARAMEN OF REAL

ART PAGE NUMBER
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Vladimir Nemukhin MEMORIES IN COLOGNE  9


Oscar Rabin 21 • Yury Zlotnikov 23 • Mikhail Roginsky 28 • Ilya Kabakov 29
• Oleg Vasiliev 37 • Erik Bulatov 45


Ivan Chuykov HOW I BECAME AN ARTIST  47


Viktor Pivovarov  BECAME AN ARTIST LIKE ME  61


Vladimir Yankilevsky HOW I BECAME AN ARTIST  68


Igor Shelkovsky FIRST IMPRESSIONS  71


Vitaly Komar HOW I BECAME AN ARTIST  14


Alexander Melamid 89


Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov ARTISTIC NOTES  97


Alexander Yulikov 120 • Francisco Infante 109 • Natalia Abalakova 113


Vladimir Naumez  FIXATION ON FOUR POINTS  121


Andrey Monastyrsky  HOW I STOPPED BEING AN ARTIST  125


Nikita Alekseev AN ARTIST?  127


Georgy Kizevalter HOW I BECAME AN ARTIST...  129


Mikhail Sukhotin  IMPRESSIONS OF IMPRESSIONS  132


Konstantin Zvezdochetov 138


Larisa Rezun-Zvezdochetova HOW I BECAME AN ARTIST OR...  139


Vladimir Mironenko  WHY DID I BECOME AN ARTIST? 141


Vadim Zakharov THE CONFESSION OF THE GRANDSON OF THE FIRST SECRETARY OF THE GORKOM AND...  143

Yury Leiderman 149


Xaralampi G. Oroschakoff  WHY I BECAME AN ARTIST 150


Sergey Anufriev HOW I BECAME AN ARTIST  153 


Pavel Pepperstein  A MEETING IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH A CRETIN  167


Sergey Anufriev, Pavel Pepperstein PARAMEN 172


Andrey Royter ON HOW I BECAME AN ARTIST  190


Maria Chuikova HOW I BECAME AN ARTIST  191


Georgy Litichevsky  194


Anatoly Osmolovsky BRIEFING NOTE  202


Dmitry Aronov  203

 

 

Pastor 7 (1999)

Theme: Pathologies and the Norm

(In Collaboration with Pavel Pepperstein and Andrey Monastyrsky)

From the Publisher: THE FIGURE OF OMISSION IS THE NORM  5


Evgeny Vitkovsky CABLE  9


Vadim Zakharov CRIMINAL WALKS THROUGH PRAGUE  69


Andrey Viktorovich, Pavel Vitalievich THE ICE ROBOT 79


Sergey Anufriev, Pavel Pepperstein NARCISSUS AND A NARCOTIC  84


Igor Makarevich UNTITLED  103


Nikolay Sheptulin  COZY LOST TIME  105


Anton Nosik THE COMPUTER AS THE  ORIGIN OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS  107


Alexander Suponitsky COFFEE IS OUT?!  116


Sergey Anufriev, Vladimir Fyodorov THE GENEROUS BARMIN  121


Sergey Anufriev UZUZUN-CHILD  125


Andrey Monastyrsky KD [COLLECTIVE ACTIONS] ACTIONS: LIKHOBORKA, NEGATIVES  127

 

Foreword of the Aeromonk Sergiy 128


Addenda to the Promotions of February 18, 1996   129

Questionnaire for issue #7 of Pastor and answers given by:
Elena Elagina, Igor Makarevich, Ilya Kabakov, Viktor Tupitsyn  136

 

Vadim Zakharov PATHOLOGY AND NORM  143

 

Andrey Monastyrsky  Foreword from the Editor 157


GLOSSARY OF TERMS OF THE MOSCOW CONCEPTUAL SCHOOL 160

 

Appendix 
Inessa Levkova-Lamm IN MEMORY OF LIDA SOOSTER  243

 

 

 

Pastor 8 (2001)

Theme: The Eastern Tradition in the

Moscow Conceptual School

 

Nikolay Panitkov, Vadim Zakharov THINGS OF ONE’S OWN AND OF OTHERS  5


Nikita Alexeev, Vadim Zakharov ORTHODOX BUDDHIST  21


Ilya Kabakov, Vadim Zakharov A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE EAST NEAR...  35


Pavel Pepperstein, Yury Semyonov, Vadim Zakharov PHANTOM SPACE  53


Pavel Pepperstein COMMENTARY ON THE EXHIBITION SHIZOKITAY  65


Andrey Monastyrsky ABOUT THE EAST  69


Andrey Monastyrsky THE HISTORY OF TZI-TZI  74


Sabina Haensgen, Andrey Monastyrsky SUN-UKUN IN MAGRITTE’S NATIVE LAND  78


Armen Bugayan UNTITLED  83


Yury Leiderman IRRIGATION FIELDS  87


Viktor Pivovarov MY CHINESE  107


Igor Shelkovsky JAPANESE SERIES  113


Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov IN THE PEARLY LAND OF BAO DAI  121


Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov TWENTY SIX SONG OF THE LITTLE

OLD ASIAN MAN  130


Natalia Abalakova FOR LACK OF A REASON...  137


Natalia Abalakova, Anatoly Zhigalov TWENTY ONE FINGERS  142


Francisco Infante IN THE DIRECTION OF THE EAST  147


Irina Pivovarova FROM THE CYCLE RUSSIAN-JAPANESE POEMS  155


Mikhail Sukhotin ДЫР БУЛ ЩЫЛ ПО У ЧЭН-ЭНЮ 161


Larisa Rezun-Zvezdochetova INDIAN NOTES  171


Konstantin Zvezdochetov THREE DAO QUESTIONS  177


Andrey Filippov UNTITLED  183


Nadezhda Stolpovskaya ON THE INFLUENCE OF THE EAST...  185


Vadim Zakharov JAPANESE NOTEBOOKS  189


Sergey Anufriev YELLOW HOKKU  209


Sergey Anufriev, Maria Chuykova, Sabina Haensgen LETTER...  212


Yuri Albert THE MAGICAL BRUSH OF MA LIANG  225


Vladimir Levashov AN EXPERIMENT IN SEMANTIC RECONSTRUCTION...  235


Vladimir Sorokin CHINESE WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS...  247