AES+F "The Feast of Trimalchio"

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poster for AES+F "The Feast of Trimalchio"

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AES+F F (Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky and Vladimir Fridkes) has been exploring the possibilities of combining modern technology, Hollywood cinema, fashion photography, advertising, mass media, popular culture and youth obsession with the classical aesthetic of old masters’ paintings since the forming of the group in 1987, visualising and presenting a world for the viewers that is rather familiar yet mysterious and alienated. Their digital collage of real life photographs and animated landscape/objects blurs and defies the line between reality and fantasy, history and time, constructing a futuristic mythological metaphor for the present through their glamorous, seductive yet alarming, artificially hyper-realistic imageries.

AES was first formed in 1987, and in 1995 it became AES+F; the artists currently live and work in Moscow. The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg held the first ever mid-career retrospective for the group from May to July 2007. In recent years, they have also been exhibited extensively worldwide, including The Cobra Museum of Modern Art in the Netherlands, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, the 4th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.



From 2011-02-05 To 2011-03-15

Opening Reception on 2011-02-04 from 19:00 to 21:00





tori9180: (2011-02-19)


昨日いってきましたがすっきりとしたよい展示だった。映像とスチルによるシンプルな構成にもかかわらず、神話を骨格にしたスペクタクルな物語であるこの作品のボリュームは圧巻。独特の美意識に支えられているイメージは細部まで作り込まれており、様々なレイヤーによって、重層的に意味が付加されている。それら一つ一つを読み解いていく事で中心へ向かっていく見方は、やはり海外の作家の作品を見る上で、重要であると再認識した。ART STATENENSは日本のギャラリーでグローバルスタンダードな作品を見る事ができる数少ないスペースのひとつである。

uuuuuu: (2011-03-03)


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