& Private Lecture with Russian/Israeli Artist, Evgeny Svyatsky
From the Leading Contemporary Art Group in Russia, AES+F
About the Artists: AES+F
AES+F is a group of four Russian/Israeli Jewish artists: Tatiana Arzamasova (1955), Lev Evzovich (1958), Evgeny Svyatsky (1957), and Vladimir Fridkes (1956). The group was formed in 1987 as AES by three artists: Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich and Evgeny Svyatsky. Photographer Vladimir Fridkes joined the group in 1995, and the name of the group changed to AES+F. The collective lives and works in Moscow.
AES+F group focuses on photography, photo- and computer-based art, and video art, as well as using other traditional media such as drawing, painting and sculpture. Their works have been exhibited at numerous international exhibitions: (namely the biennales of Venice, Lyon, Sydney, Gwangju, Moscow, Gothenburg, Havana, Tirana, Istanbul, Bratislava, Seoul etc.), ARS-06 (KIASMA, Helsinki). Their works appear in the collections of some principal Russian national museums including The State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), The State Russian Museum (St.-Petersburg), Multimedia Art Center (Moscow), as well as other European collections including Moderna Museet (Stockholm) and Center Pompidou (Paris).
The group's video "Last Riot," shown at the 2007 Venice Biennale, depicts an imagined future digitally manipulated where snow capped mountains sit next to desolate beaches, neon dragons rest atop oil platforms, planes collide without flames, and a band of attractive teens enact violence on one another without consequence. Their 2009 work "The Feast of Trimalchio" featured at the 17th Sydney Biennale. In 2011 AES+F presented a new project, Allegoria Sacra, shown in Multimedia Art Museum Moscow as a special project of 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
AES+F is showing the central art project for the Fresh Paint Art Fair, their Liminal Space Trilogy (the Star Wars of Video Art), as a nightly outdoor projection. http://www.aesf-trilogy.com/
About the Art Fair: Fresh Paint
Fresh Paint art fair is Israel’s premier annual art event, featuring the nation’s leading contemporary art galleries, presenting international and local programmes of artists. While maintaining a high level of artistic quality, the fair includes young, promising galleries, and the unique Greenhouse — showcasing the works of 50 select, independent, emerging Israeli artists. Further Fresh Paint offerings are the Most Promising Artist award winner show, presented by the Igal Ahouvi art collection, the Sotheby’s “Under the Hammer” noteworthy independent artist’s work, a selection of special projects and commissioned works, the fair’s community projects and fund-raising activities, and the Fresh Paint Salon, supported by Outset — an educational program of lectures, talks and encounters. http://www.freshpaint.co.il/en