"Inverso Mundus" automatic translate
с 6 Июня
по 30 Августа
Галерея современного искусства ГМИИ РТ
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The State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan, with the support of the Triumph Gallery (Moscow), presents the exhibition “Inverso Mundus” by artists AES + F (Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Yevgeny Svyatsky, Vladimir Fridkes). The video project AES + F "Inverso Mundus" was first shown at the Venice Biennale in 2015. The show was realized with the support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Faena Art Center and the Triumph Gallery. The project will feature the 3-channel video installation “Inverso Mundus”, as well as 12 illusionist digital prints, a large-scale panorama of “Inquisition” and 4 objects of “torture instruments”.
Back in the 16th century, scenes in painting and engravings devoted to the topic of “Upsidedown World” were popular, representing a kind of joke, irony, ridiculing the absurdities of the world. They demonstrated scenes where a pig skinned a butcher, a child punishes his teacher, a man carries a donkey on his shoulders, etc. These engravings included images of chimeras, demons, fish flying through the sky and, in fact, death.
In the interpretation of AES + F, the absurdist scenes of a medieval carnival look like episodes of modern life in a multi-channel video installation. Characters act out scenes of absurd social utopias and change masks, transforming from beggars into rich, from police to thieves. Metrosexual street cleaners pour waste on the city. Female inquisitors torture men at IKEA-style objects. Children and senior citizens participate in a kickboxing match. Changeling characters exist and operate in the scenery of the city suburbs, in the boudoir of the palace, in the corporation’s meeting room on the top floor of a skyscraper, on the streets of a large city. Inverso Mundus is a world where chimeras are pets and the Apocalypse is entertainment.
AES + F
Conceptual architects Tatyana Arzamasova and Lev Evzovich, as well as graphic designer Yevgeny Svyatsky, formed the AES group in 1987. The group has participated in exhibitions outside Russia since 1989, in 1995 a new participant joined it - the photographer Vladimir Friedkes, and its name began to sound like AES + F. Currently, AES + F create their work at the intersection of photography, video and digital technologies, but constantly pay attention to traditional techniques, especially sculpture, as well as painting, drawing and architecture. Developing a complex, poetic dialogue between these media and plunging into the depths of the history of art and cultural canons, the large-scale visual narratives of AES + F explore the values, flaws and conflicts of modern culture on a global scale.
AES + F received world recognition and fame when they presented in the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of 2007 the provocative hypnotizing project “The Last Uprising” (2007) - the first of three large-scale multi-channel video installations that demonstrate the striking originality of AES aesthetics, as well as the possibilities The latest technology. The second work of the series, “Feast of Trimalchion” (2009), was also shown in Venice in 2009, and the third, Allegoria Sacra, debuted at the 4th Moscow Biennale in 2011. United in the Trilogy of the Liminal Space, this shock series was first presented in September 2012 simultaneously in Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin and in the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow, the hometown of artists. The trilogy was shown at the Museum of Fine Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (2014), at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Museum, Buffalo, New York (2015), and at the Museum of Art and History in Geneva, Switzerland (2018). In 2015, the AES + F group presented the Inverso Mundus project at the 56th Venice Biennale. AES + F received the Sergey Kurekhin Prize 2011, the main prize of the Kandinsky Prize 2012, the main award of the festival NordArt 2014, as well as the Pino Pascali Prize 2015 - all for the Allegoria Sacra project. AES + F were awarded the Bronze (2005) and Gold (2013) medals of the Russian Academy of Arts.
AES + F participated in a number of major festivals and biennials of contemporary art around the world, including, apart from Moscow and Venice, in Adelaide, Bangkok, Gwangju, Havana, Istanbul, Kiev, Cochin, Lille, Lyon, Melbourne, St. Moritz, Sydney, Taipei, Tirana, Toronto, and Helsinki. Their work has also been demonstrated as part of important events focusing on new media, such as ARS Electronica (Linz), MediaCity (Seoul) and Video Zone (Tel Aviv), and photos - FotoFest (Houston), Les Recontres d’Arles (Arles), and at the Moscow Photobiennale.
More than 100 solo exhibitions were held in museums, exhibition halls and commercial galleries around the world. AES + F works were exhibited in such prestigious places as Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Berlin), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Kiasma (Helsinki), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Tate Britain (London), Institute of International Visual Arts (InIVA, various cities in the UK), Passage De Retz (Paris), Vanhaerents collection (Brussels), MACRO Future (Rome), Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Madrid), Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow) and many others. Works AES + F are stored in the collections of such major European museums and galleries as Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Sammlung Goetz (Munich), Neue Galerie (Graz), in the European House of Photography (Paris) and the Georges Pompidou Center (Paris). Their works are also in the largest collections of Russia, including the MAMM, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the State Russian Museum - the Ludwig Collection (St. Petersburg).
The gallery was founded by Yemelyan Zakharov and Dmitry Khankin in 2006. The gallery is engaged in modern art and works with major Russian and foreign artists. The most famous Russian artists of the gallery: AES + F, Alexander Brodsky, Alexander Vinogradov and Vladimir Dubosarsky, Alexey Belyaev-Gintovt, Recycle Group. In 2006, Triumph for the first time presented the Moscow public the works of one of the most famous contemporary artists, Damien Hirst, and a year later the personal exhibition of the scandalous Jake and Dinos Chapman took place in the gallery.
The gallery supports young art as part of its own Launchpad project, and the seasonal project of the Method gallery presents double exhibitions of artists working with the same media, or using similar techniques and visual techniques.
In addition to projects in its own space, Triumph oversees major exhibitions in Russia and abroad, and also supports young art. In 2013–2015 in conjunction with the Manozh cultural center and the Culture Center MediaArtLab, the gallery organizes two series of exhibitions “Great Expectations” and “Fathers and Sons”, in which a generation of modern media artists was presented to the general public. In 2013, the gallery founded an interdisciplinary science and art project called the Department of Research Arts, specializing in organizing interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of modern art and the humanities. In 2015, especially for young artists, the gallery launched the Young Lions grant program, in which authors are given the opportunity to present the project at the MMOMA site.
In 2015, Triumph Gallery presented its personal exhibitions AES + F and the Recycle Group as part of a parallel program of the 56th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art.