AES+F is an artist collective of four Russian artists: Tatiana Arzamasova (1955), Lev Evzovich (1958), Evgeny Svyatsky (1957), and Vladimir Fridkes (1956). First formed as AES Group in 1987 by Arzamasova, Evzovich, and Svyatsky, the collective became AES+F when Fridkes joined in 1995. AES+F’s early work included performance, installation, painting, and illustration. AES+F’s recent work has developed at the intersection of photography, video and digital technologies, although it is nurtured by a persistent interest in more traditional media — sculpture especially, but also painting, drawing and architecture. Deploying a sophisticated, poetic dialogue among these media, and plumbing the depths of art history and other cultural canons, AES+F’s grand visual narratives explore the values, vices and conflicts of contemporary culture in the global sphere.
The School of Art, Architecture + Design and The College of Arts & Sciences gratefully acknowledge Dr. Meredith McKinney (BA ’65 and MD ’68) and Mrs. Elsa Luise Barthel McKinney (BA ’65) for their love of the arts and for their generous support in endowing the McKinney Visiting Artist Series at Indiana University Bloomington.