Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires currently presents the complete trilogy of their series The Liminal Space by Russian art collective AES+F. The first video of the Liminal Space Trilogy, entitled Last Riot, was shown 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. Finally, AES+F created Allegoria Sacra, the third part of the trilogy that refers to Purgatory, while the two previous alluded to Heaven and Hell. It was shown for the first time in the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow as a special project of the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
AES+F is a Russian art collective is formed 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 manipulated large scale photography and videos developed for multiple channel projection. During their career they also worked on drawing, painting and sculpture.
The exhibition AES+F: The Liminal Space Trilogy at Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires runs until June 2013.
AES+F: The Liminal Space Trilogy / Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires. Video by Luciana Zothner, Milos Deretich, Roberto Rey, Angel Sánchez.
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