This is the second extensive monograph dedicated to the internationally acclaimed Russian artist collective: AES+F.
Since 1987, AES+F have been working at the intersection of painting, sculpture, photography, video, and new technologies. They achieved worldwide acclaim in the Russian Pavilion at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia in 2007 with their provocative, other-worldly Last Riot (2007), the first of their signature large-scale, multichannel video installations. Always pushing the boundaries of their practice, between 2016 and 2019 the collective also worked on video set designs for theater and opera.
The volume will shed light on the psychoanalytic approach that underlies their language and provocations, intended to induce a process of self-reflection in the viewer, changing their perception of the world and society. Their visual journey will be articulated into three chronological sections corresponding to the most significant shifts in their conceptual evolution, covering their practice from 1995 to 2020.
The volume includes contributions by Tina R. Ryan and Brooke L. McGowan, Tom Morton and Hou Hanru.
About The Author
Silvia Burini is Director of the Center for Studies in Russian Art (CSAR) at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. Giuseppe Barbieri is full professor of History of Modern Art at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and is the head of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage.