Russian born Andrey Yakovlev (b. 1962) and Lili Aleeva (b. 1979) – known as Andrey-Lili – are a Moscow-based photography and design duo that started working together in 1998. Having won several awards including the XVI Moscow International Festival of Advertising, the pair has gone on to produce a wealth of immaculately composed series including the featured Muse and violin, A melancholy time! So charming to the eye! and Fluff. Underpinned by advertising, fine art and fashion, their lavish shoots are a consideration of environment and theme: rich colours and textures provide spatial variance against the domestic vanitas. Mirrors, wooden furniture and drapes bring depth to each image – both symbolically and stylistically. Combined with velvet clothes, soft lighting and reflections, the images are reminiscent of Dutch Golden Age painting, resurrected as sumptuous contemporary photography. www.behance.net/andrewlili.
Capturing the Individual
The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years showcases 153 works by 20 artists who photographed the same subject in the same place repeatedly.
The Nanjing International Art Festival comes to the capital of the Jiangsu province in China this winter and explores the theme Historicode: Scarcity and Supply for its third edition.