The Feast of Trimalchio AES+F
‘The Feast of Trimalchio’ by the quartet of AES + F is a monumental piece of art. The quartet is made up of Russian artists Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky and Vladimir Fridkes. They have worked together from the late ‘80s, and like to invent artistic projects as big as mountains: huge canvases, panels, sculptures the group works. This time, to illustrate a subject like this, they have created a monumental 9-channel video installation and a series of largescale digital ‘paintings’. The idea is to interpret the ancient Roman poet Gaius Petronius Arbiter’s fiction ‘Satyricon’, which
concerns excessive wealth, luxury and the other side of paradise. Here are the masters of this world with their servants, and with global catastrophes hidden around every corner. Together they cast a dark shadow. This is a geographical and temporary concentration of people’s virtues and vices. The project was presented at the Biennale of Venice some time ago, but has been enhanced with new scenes. It is premiered for the Moscow audience this July.
June 19 – August 29, 2010
Garage Contemporary Culture Centre