Manege Central Exhibition Hall and Triumph gallery present a major project by Russia’s finest, internationally acclaimed artists of the AES+F collective (Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky, Vladimir Fridkes). Working at the intersection of photography, video and digital technology, AES+F keeps focusing on the traditional artistic techniques, and more particularly on sculpture as well as, painting, drawing and architecture. The project is supported by Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow).
This exhibition spans more than two decades of work by the collective: from the Islamic Project, which began as early as 1996, to the broadcasting of the video recordings of a restaged Turandot, which premiered this January at Massimo Theater in Palermo, Italy. On display also are signature projects by AES+F, including the grand Trilogy—The Last Riot (2005–2007, first exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2007), The Feast of Trimalchio (2009–2010, first exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2009), Allegoria Sacra (2011)—and Inverso Mundus, first exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2015. The exposition features three sculpture series, Action Half-Life (2005–2006), The Last Riot (2007), and Angels-Demons (2009–2012).
“AES+F Predictions and Revelations” totals over 70 works from 8 different projects across years:: video installations, sculptures, carpets, digital collages.
AES+F build their own vision of the vast mystical worlds by digging into the iconographical and allegorical fields and into the subjects of classical art. These loans, shaped into an ultra modern socio-cultural context, welcome anyone eager to unveil the hidden meanings behind each artwork. True visionaries as they are, AES+F go beyond simply shedding light on the World’s current situation, they make predictions for tomorrow too.The artists use rich visual vocabulary, combining the aesthetics of the Baroque and Mannerism styles. This combination gives birth to a vast array of colourful supercharged images to which anyone can relate provided that the public can enable its imagination to embark on the plane of irony. Surrealistic phantasmagorias hypnotize the viewer and carry him into meta-space where his traditional understanding of good and evil, beauty and ugliness, wealth and poverty, vice and virtue could be altered.
Exceptionally, on September 16, the room hosting the "Turandot" Opera will close its doors at 18.40 due to an event organized the same day.
On September 19, entrance to the hall and ticket sales stop at 16.00. The exhibition hall remains open until 17.00.
On the 18th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of September, Manege is open from 11.00 to 21.00. Entrance to the exhibition and ticket sales stop at 20.00.