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Culture and Innovation

Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow continues its innovative series of cultural events aimed at strengthening ties between the hotel culture and the arts - both traditional and modern.

Beginning 1 April 2014, seven prominent contemporary art sculptures are on display in the hotel lobby and on the conference room floor. The sculptures were created by the internationally recognised group of Russian artists AES + F and belong to the art series called “Angels Demons”. AES + F, the most requested domestic art group in Moscow, have created thought-provoking art about eternal struggles and reflections on the issues of good and evil such as babies with tails, but in diapers, which urges viewers to address the problems of life.

Meet Angels-Demons by AES+F

The exhibition will last several weeks. Additionally, as part of the exhibition, special menu united by the common theme of angels and demons, will be available on the menu of the hotel’s restaurants and bars. Guests can also participate in a contest for the best selfie with a sculpture on social media using the hashtag #baltschug. No one will be left without a prize!

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Angels-Demons by AES+F

7 sculptures, fiberglass, steel, polymer paint, height up to 1.5 m.
Provided by Triumph Gallery (Moscow, Russia) 

Culture and Innovation at Hotel Baltschug Kempinski 

AES+F is Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky and Vladimir Fridkes. Arzamasova, Evzovich, Svyatsky have worked together since 1987 as AES, and with Vladimir Fridkes joining in 1995 so the title of the group turned to AES+F. They live and work in Moscow. AES+F group focuses on photography, photo- and computer-based art, and video art, as well as using other traditional media such as drawing, painting and sculpture. Their works have been exhibited at numerous international exhibitions and biennales (Venice, Lyon, Sydney, Gwangju, Moscow, Gothenburg, Havana, Tirana, Istanbul, Bratislava, Seoul, Helsinki etc.). Their works appear in the private and museum collections, including The State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), The State Russian Museum (St.-Petersburg), Multimedia Art Center (Moscow), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Center Pompidou (Paris), Sammlung Goetz (Munich), etc. 

“We present an apocalyptic parade, which does not constitute the end of the old world. It's the beginning of a new one. The Angels-Demons are infants”. They are all new born and, like embryos, all have tails – long or short, sometimes just pushing through their nappies. All have wings, also of varying sizes. The clear difference between angels and demons, which is common to all cultures, does not exist here. Evil may look like good and vice versa.

Acquaintance with the work of AES+F group can be continued on the 8th floor of the hotel which houses the Library Hall and the Presidential Suite.  Selected fragments of scale multimedia projects "Allegoria Sacra" and "Feast of Trimalchio" became the part of the interior here.

Information about AES+F: aesf-group.org 

Press contacts: 

KateCommunicate / Hotel Art Consulting
info@katecommunicate.com
+ 7 926 539 0366

Marina Bobyleva / Triumph Gallery
marina@triumph-gallery.ru
+7 916 826 2524
Triumph Gallery
3/8 Ilyinka Street, Moscow

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