First formed under the name of AES Group in 1987 by Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich and Evgeny Svyatsky, the digital art collective was dubbed AES+F when Vladimir Fridkes joined in 1995. AES+F work at the intersection of traditional and new media, using photography, video and digital technologies alongside art historical references. They define their practice as a kind of “social psychoanalysis” through which they reveal the values of contemporary global culture.
AES+F Russia’s new media artists’ collective AES+F uses haunting digital surrealism to recall nightmarish 21st-century realities. [...]