AVAF (ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS)
AVAF at REFORMA222
For Mexico City residents and visitors, May 11th, 2019, marked the arrival of AVAF’S lively and colorful 10’ by 12’ Schulz-inspired sculpture debuting at popular upscale mall Reforma222. The installation, featuring instantly recognizable elements of the Peanuts comic strip (such as Snoopy’s typewriter atop his red doghouse and classic Charlie Brown yellow-and-black zig-zag shirt), will remain on view at Reforma222 through May 31. The piece will then be divided with sections distributed to four other malls around the city.
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Since 2001, when Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson formed Assume Vivid Astro Focus, museums, galleries, and public spaces worldwide have been set aflame with the duo’s image-laden, neon-bright, Carnavalesque installations. Fusing drawing, sculpture, collage, video, music, and performance, assume vivid astro focus creates immersive spaces expressive of a lust for life and a belief in the “freedom to share/spread/absorb/assume/contaminate/inseminate/devour.”
AVAF has appeared in major exhibitions at Centro De Arte Contemporaneo, Murcia (2010); the New Museum (2010); National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (2009); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2009); São Paulo Bienal (2008); ENEL Contemporanea, Rome (2008); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT), Tokyo (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007); Kunsthalle Wien Project Space, Vienna (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2005); Indianapolis Museum of Art (2005); Tate Liverpool (2005); the Public Art Fund (2004); and the Whitney Biennial (2004). Eli Sudbrack lives and works in New York City and São Paulo; Christophe Hamaide-Pierson lives and works in Paris.