The Road to Elyseum

13 November - 12 February 2014

The Road to Elyseum

In no fix'd place the happy souls reside. In groves we live, and lie on mossy beds, by crystal streams, that murmur thro' the meads: but pass yon easy hill, and thence descend; the path conducts you to your journey's end.” this said, he led them up the mountain's brow, and shews them all the shining fields below. They wind the hill, and thro' the blissful meadows go.’
– virgil, aeneid (6.641).

The road to elysium
Heist is proud to present the road to elysium. Heist journeys with you to a post-apocalyptic world where life is magnificent. Like most journeys you take it wasn’t always easy but we have arrived.

The road to elysium will be heist’s second exhibition. The exhibition is specifically focusing on pieces that encompass variations upon the idea of utopia. Many of the pieces tackle social and political issues whilst others evoke strong ethereal aesthetic qualities.

The show will feature works from some of the world’s finest and most innovative fine art photographers including:

Melvin sokolsky
Amanda charchian
Laurent badessi
Kim keever
Aaron hobson
Madame peripetie
Liu ren
Lara zankoul
Gabriele viertel
Dm witman


The artists have been exhibited in museums world wide such as; museum of modern art nyc, the victoria & albert museum london, museum of modern art moscow, the louvre paris, the tate modern london as well as participating in fairs such as the venice biennale.

“with this exhibition we aim to use striking photography and immersive installations to take visitors on a dreamlike journey and transport them to a utopian world, rejecting the violence, conflict and injustices of our own. We at heist are dedicated to exhibiting the works of ambitious photographers who continually push the boundaries and all the pieces on display are true to this cause.”
– heist founder, mashael al rushaid.

The exhibition’s centrepiece will be aes+f’s three metre high and six metre long piece, jungle elegy. Aes+f, a russian photography group, have gained recognition for pioneering a new method of fine-art photography that they have termed animated sculpture.