AES+F was formed in 1987 by conceptual architects Tatiana Arzamasova and Lev Evzovich, and graphic artist Evgeny Svyatsky. The trio has worked together on various sculptural, digital and installation-based projects, from digital collage to porcelain, fiberglass sculpture to public installation. In 1995, Moscow-born fashion photographer Vladimir Fridkes began collaborating with AES group, forming the ‘F’ in AES+F. The collective achieved worldwide recognition and acclaim in the Russian Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale with their provocative, otherworldly Last Riot, the first in a trio of large-scale, multi-channel video animations of striking originality that have come to define both their aesthetic and push the boundaries of video installation. For more than a decade, works by AES+F have been showcased in signature festivals and biennial exhibitions of contemporary art around the world, including those of Adelaide, Gwangju, Havana, Istanbul, Kiev, Lille, Lyon, Melbourne, Sydney, Taipei, Tirana, and Toronto, in addition to Moscow and Venice.
On Air: AES+F - ReincarnationAES+F’s Reincarnation is based on Giovanni Bellini's Allegoria Sacra depicting purgatory: unchristened children, figures of the Old and New Testament and ancient mythology meet in a modern international airport where grounded passengers are suspended between time and place. AES+F reinterpret the painting by transporting the characters into a hyperreal future where they combat with recognizable themes of the modern world. -> Homepage of the Artist: www.aesf-group.org From the Sedition Selection