May 23rd to June 24th
    • Nationality: Russian

    • Period: Contemporary

    • Curator: Sonia Becce

    • Exhibition Room: Molinos

    AES+F is a Russian art collective integrated by: Arzamasova Tatiana (1955), Lev Evzovich (1958), Evgeny Svyatsky (1957) and Vladimir Fridkes (1956).

    The group started to work in 1987 as AES and consisted of the first three artists.

    Photographer Vladimir Fridkes joined them in 1995 and the name of the group changed definitively to AES+F. The artists live and work in Moscow. Their work  primarily consists of computer intervened large scale photography and videos developed for multiple channel projection. During their career they also worked on drawing, painting and sculpture.

    Their video “Last Riot” (The first of the trilogy) was showed first at the 2007 Venice Biennale where AES+F represented Russia. The work shows a future world described by a succession of digitized images of snowy  mountains, desolated beaches, neon dragons that land on oil rigs, Aircrafts that crash without producing flames and young people exerting violence upon each other, without  apparent consequences.

    The second video in the series “The Feast of Trimalchio” was first shown at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009 and in the 17th Sydney Biennale in 2010.

    “Allegoria Sacra”, the third part of the trilogy that refers to Purgatory, while the two previous alluded to Heaven and Hell, is a 2011 work.  Was showed for the first time in the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow as a special project of the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.

    The complete triology will be exhibited at the Faena Arts Center according to the following schedule:

    May 21st - May 27th: Allegoria Sacra
    June 1st, 2nd, 3rd + June 8th, 9th, 10th: Las Riot
    June 15th, 16th, 17th + June 22nd, 23rd, 24th: The Feast of Trimalchio

    Fee includes same-day admission to the Main Building and Patio. There is no extra charge for entrance to exhibitions.

    Exhibition Info

    • Saturday to Monday (Free admission on Monday)