26.09.2015 – 11.10.2015
Triumph Gallery, Moscow
Triumph Gallery is proud to present a continuation of the project Inverso Mundus (The World Upside Down) by AES+F artists (Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Yevgeni Svyatskiy, Vladimir Fridkes), which was first presented at the collateral event of the 56th International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia. Inverso Mundus. Women’s Labor is a series of objects, drawings, and paintings, developing the idea of social and gender inequality in modern society. AES+F create their works at the intersection of photography, video and digital technologies. At the same time they constantly turn to traditional painting and sculpture. With their strong visual narratives, AES+F explore the values and conflicts of today’s global culture. The series of historical engravings Inverso Mundus (The World Upside Down) depicts a pig gutting the butcher, a child punishing his teacher, a man carrying a donkey on his back, a man and a woman who have changed their roles and dressed in each other’s clothes, and a beggar in rags majestically giving alms to a rich man. In these engravings there are demons, chimeras, and death itself, which can be seen eaither with a scythe or behind the mask of Doctor Plague. In the artists’ interpretation of Inverso Mundus, absurd scenes from the late Medieval and Renaissance carnivals appear as episodes of contemporary life. Characters are acting out scenes of absurd social utopias, changing their masks, morphing from beggars to rich men, from policemen to thieves. Metrosexual street sweepers pile up the garbage in the city. Female inquisitors torture men on IKEA-style racks. Children and seniors are locked in a kickboxing match. Inverso Mundus is a world where chimeras are pets and the Apocalypse is entertainment. In Russia, the 3-channel video Inverso Mundus was premiered as a special project of the 6th Moscow biennale of Conteporary art at MAMM, Moscow. The exhibition is open until November 1, 2015.