“In their work, AROTIN & SERGHEI bring the fundamental humanistic idea,
the expansion of space and thought into our time…” Ivan Fedele, director LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA – Musica, opening speech RAI 3, 2015
“This installation delights me, not only because it is beautiful and because it is interesting, but because for me it symbolizes something very powerful, it symbolizes what the Center Pompidou wants to be, … a multidisciplinary ensemble. …it is a bit like the resurrection of an initial spirit of the Center Pompidou… Serge Lasvignes, president CENTRE POMPIDOU – opening speech, 2021
AROTIN & SERGHEI are directing their creation and production workshop researching innovation in signs, shapes and contents in the arts and realising pluridisciplinary projects, intermedial paintings (for walls) as well as large scale installations and intermedial sculptures (in public space).
The artists duo formed by Alexander Arotin and Serghei Dubin is based in Paris, South of France, Toscany and with project spaces in Berlin. For the realization and the presentation of works, AROTIN & SERGHEI create partnerships and cooperation with institutions, museums, international galleries and festivals, such as with Ars Electronica, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Venice Biennale, the Foundation Beyeler or currently with the Ircam-Center Pompidou.
AROTIN, born in Vienna, grew up between Vienna and Paris. He studied composition, conducting, theatrical and cinematographic production, electronic music and new technologies of images. SERGHEI, born in Chisinau, USSR, grew up in St. Petersburg and Moscow, studied music, theater, art history, philosophy.
The is apart of the European Platform for Digital Humanism, co-initiator of Ars Electronica Gallery Space, helds seminaries and conferences on the development of creativity in the multidisciplinary context at the University of Luxembourg, is an artist representative for The State of Fine Art – International Symposium, Parliament European Brussels, initiators of Metamorphosis – Art & Innovation …
MAIN PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS
Ircam – Centre Pompidou / Place Stravinsky / Place Georges Pompidou 2021 – Infinite Light Columns / Constellations of The Future (Infiite Screen 2021)
Centre Pompidou – Big hall – Festival ManiFeste 2021 – Vertigo / Infinite Screen (2020/21)
WDR Festival – Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik 2021 – Vertigo / Infinite Screen
Galerie Hervé van der Straeten, Paris 2020 – Shadows of Ideas
Museum of the Future / Ars Electronica Centre, Festival Ars Electronica 2019 – Infinite Light Column
The Museum’s Main Hall September – October 2019
Art Festival Vernon-Giverny 2019 – Impressions / Dialogues avec Monet – installation / composition / exhibition. Vernon Cathedral and Town Hall, July – October 2019
Kunsthalle Wien – Infinite Light Column – exhibition with Yury Revich – Vienna 2019
PAD / Art Geneva 2019 – exhibition with Hervé van der Straeten
Guerlain / parcours privé de la FIAC – Infinite Time Machine – Paris 2018
Palais Rasumofsky / Vienna Contemporary special solo exhibition – AROTIN & SERGHEI Vienna 2018
W & K Gallery Vienna-New York – 25 years W & K – group exhibition with works by Klimt, Schiele, Picasso, Arotin & Serghei a.o., Vienna 2018
Hofburg Vienna 2018 – Metamorphosis sound installation, Yury Revich Friday Nights
Berlin Friedrichstrasse – public space – Metamorphosis sound installation, group exhibition curated by Kira Marina von Bismarck 2018
W & K Palais – Metamorphosis Cycle – curated by AROTIN & SERGHEI, 6 parts presentations, artworks, concerts and talks with participation of Kira-Marina von Bismarck, Jean Van der Stegen; Michael Wendeberg, Martin Guesnet; Dominique Renaud, Luiggino Torrigiani; Henning Lohner; Bertrand Du Vignaud, Yury Revich; Mikhail Rudy. cooperation with Belfry , Bösendorfer, Active Image. AROTIN & SERGHEI Contemporary Art, Vienna 2018
W & K Palais – Wienerroither & Kohlbacher – Palais Schönborn-Batthyany Metamorphosis – solo exhibition, Vienna 2018
Espace Muraille Gallery Geneva 2017 – Infinite Time Machine – installation for 6 screens, cooperation with Dominique Renaud, Active Image, support by Belfry Group
Festival Ars Electronica Gallery Spaces 2017 – Logical Structure of Colour – intermedial painting, AROTIN & SERGHEI Contemporary Art in cooperation with W&K – Wienerroither Kohlbacher Gallery Vienna and Active Image.
Gstaad 2017 / Chalet Farb – solo exhibition and installation with Mikhail Rudy
Fondation Beyeler Basel 2016 Prometheus / White Point – installation & performance of Scriabin’s Prometheus with Mikhail Rudy & Ian Pace, commission for the exhibition Kandinsky, Marc, Der Blaue Reiter
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna 2016 Infinite Screen / The Babel Tower – 1200m2 video and sound installation; 125 years Kunsthistorisches Museum cooperation with Ars Electronica, Museum in Progress, Artcurial, Espace Muraille, Belfry Group, Rezac Projection
Artcurial Vienna 2016 – Light Cells – solo exhibition
Festival Ars Electronica 2016 – Vers La Flamme / Radical Atoms – 5 electronic preludes for Scriabin’s last preludes and 72m live video installation with Mikhail Rudy, piano; The Alchemists of Our Time
Espace Muraille Gallery Geneva 2016 – Light Impulse – solo exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia 2015 Arsenale / Teatro Alle Tese – Infinite Screen / Mantegna – installation with Klangforum Wien, music by Aureliano Cattaneo, poems by Edoardo Sanguineti
La Biennale di Venezia 2015 / official collateral event, Gujral Foundation, cooperation with Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Fondazione Mazzotta, Palazzo Benzon Venice – Faces / Exampaeos – installation on circular modules – exhibition “My East Is Your West”
Festival Ars Electronica 2015 / Deep Space 8K media collection – White Point – subliminal installation video and sound for wall and floor, support by Bildrecht
Festival Ars Electronica 2014 Brucknerhaus Linz, Brucknerorchester – Infinite Screen / Everything We See Could Also Be Otherwise (Wittgenstein) – installation with sound, solo exhibition of intermedial painting cycles, projection on modules
Konzerthaus Wien 2013 – Infinite Screen / Mantegna – installation and real time animation with Klangforum Wien, music by Aureliano Cattaneo, poems by Edoardo Sanguineti
Bildraum Vienna 2013 – Free Cells – solo exhibition, intermedial paintings cycles
Galerie Guegan Paris 2012 – Pink Sound – solo exhibition in occasion of FIAC 2012
Galerie Flore Bruxelles 2012 – Crazy Cells – exhibition in occasion of Design September
Galerie Flore Bruxelles 2012 – AROTIN & SERGHEI duo exhibition with Nancy Coste in occasion of Art Brussels
TEFAF Maastricht Art Fair 2012 / Galerie Flore Mute Space / Blacklight / Infinite Screen
- W&K – Wienerroither & Kohlbacher: Arotin & Serghei, Metamorphosis.W&KEdition, Wien 2018, ISBN 978-3-200-05798-2(issuu.com).
- D’Arienzo, Grazia, Rimediare lo spazio beckettiano. “Warten auf Godot” per Alexander Arotin, in «Arti dello Spettacolo/Performing Arts», anno III, n. 3, 2017, pp. 40–48, ISSN 2421-2679.
- Gerfried Stocker / Christine Schöpf / Hannes Leopoldseder, Radical Atoms and the alchemists of our time, Ars Electronica2019, Hatje Cantz, pp. 22, 328, 382, ISBN 978-3-7757-4193-4.
- Paula Watzl: Arotin & Serghei, Metamorphosis, Parnassart magazine, nr.1, 2018, pp. 140-141
- Flore de Brantes: Arotin & Serghei, Katalog TEFAFMaastricht 2012
- Bertrand Saint Vincent: Giverny en voit de toutes les couleurs, Le Figaro25.6.2019
- Caroline Messensee: Arotin & Serghei, Infinite Time Machine, Guerlain/ Fiac2018, pp 10, cover
- Benedikt Sarreiter: In den Schnittstellen, Arotin & Serghei, White Point,Du, Die Zeitschrift der Kultur, Nr 875, 2016 pp.75 –ISBN 978-3-90593173-0
- Paulo Baratta / Ivan Fedele: Il suono della memoria, La Biennale di Venezia2015, 59. Festival Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea, pp. 6, 22-25
- Hannes Leopoldseder / Gerfried Stocker / Christine Schöpf: …What it takes to change, Ars Electronica2014, Hatje Cantz, pp. 184-187, 262, ISBN 978-3-7757-3849-1.
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