Belenius

AIDS-3D

B. 2004.

The artists moved to Berlin in 2006 after studying at the Art Institute of Chicago together, but even in Germany, they claim to maintain a very American mind-set in their approach to their work. AIDS-3D consistently explores a sense of techno-utopianism along with other popular notions of progress. Recent projects have included the series Ideal Work (Creative Solutions) (2010–2011), multicolored solar-panels styled after Mondrian canvases and OMG Obelisk (2007), a Styrofoam monument with that fluorescent acronym blazed across it as if beaming a teenage message through space. “It’s a new modernism where you can build perfect harmony, and your productivity is never destructive,” Kosmas says.