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  • Provenance

    Galerie Sollertis, France

  • Literature

    AES - AES+F, Palace Editions, St. Petersburg, 2007, pp. 180 - 181 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    AES+F Group is a Russian collective consisting of conceptual architect Tatiana Arzamasova (b.1955), graphic designer Lev Evzovitch (b.1958), conceptual architect  Evgeny Svyatsky (b. 1957) and fashion photographer Vladmir Fridkes who has collaborated with AES since 1995.
     
    The group work across the media of film, photography, performance, installation and sculpture. In 2001 they caused a sensation with Islamic project: AES - The Witnesses of the Future (1996-2003), where manipulated photographs of Western cities under domination by Islam and uncovering phobias over Western and Eastern cultures, unintentionally coincided with the timing of the World Trade Center attacks.
     
    Between 2001 and 2003 AES+F work on The King of the Forest – a series of performances in Russia, Egypt, USA etc. “The first project of the circle – Le Roi des Aulnes (as novel by Michael Tournier) was shot in palace of Catherine the Second in Tsarskoye Selo (St.-Petersburg). It concerns the theme of the corporate identity of professional children from ballet, sport and media industry. The other aspect of our interest – the body in architecture and nature. But the body with smaller scale and other proportions in most monumental architectural space.” (www.aes-group.org)

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Le roi des Aulnes

2001
Digital print on streched canvas.
119.1 x 140 cm. (46 7/8 x 55 1/8 in).
This work is from an edition of seven.

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

30 June 2008, 10am & 2pm
London