Special project of 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
Moscow premiere of the new project by AES+F – 3-channel HD video installation.
Opening on September 8th, at 19:00.
Ostozhenka St, 16
The engravings in genre "The World Upside Down", known since the 16th century, depict a pig gutting the butcher, a child punishing his teacher, a man carrying a donkey on his back, man and woman exchanging roles and costumes, and a beggar in rags majestically giving alms to a rich man. In these engravings there are demons, chimeras, fish flying through the sky, and death itself, depicted variously with a scythe, or behind the mask of Doctor Plague.
Mundus - the Latin "world" and Inverso - is both an Italian "reverse, the opposite" and the Old Italian "poetry," which alludes to the art processing. In our interpretation of traditional genre, absurd scenes from the historical carnival appear as episodes of contemporary life. Characters are acting out scenes of absurd social utopias, changing their masks, morphing from beggars to rich men, from policemen to thieves. Metrosexual cleaners shower the city with debris. Female inquisitors torture men on IKEA-style devices. Children and seniors are locked in a kick-boxing match. Inverso Mundus is a world where chimeras are pets and the Apocalypse is entertainment.