Voyage Of a Pink Horse
September 15 - October 27, 2018
Galerie Trois Points is pleased to present Olga Chagaoutdinova‘s most recent work. It has been too long since we have last seen her work in Montreal. Russian-born, the sparkling Canadian is now living in Havana. The Cuban influence clearly transpires in this new series that combines photography, sculpture and video. Chagaoutdinova offers a fresh look on human nature, set like a burst of laughter in the middle of a disaster.
At once absurd and sensitive, the photographs of this current body of work feature sculptural installations created by the artist. Composed of an accumulation of heterogeneous and colored objects, they seem to hold in balance by miracle. Magnificent reflections of the absurdity of the human condition, these new works further Chagaoutdinova’s reflection on the notions of resilience, strength and fragility. Happy representations of the notion of imbalance, these installations embody the tipping point, the danger, and reversal potential of our condition.
Exhibited all over the world, Olga Chagaoutdinova’s work explores the medium of photography and video. Without being documentary, she has a highly sensitive take on different cultures and social changes with her newly distanced gaze on her native Russia or the Cuban society where she now lives and works.
A graduate of the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver) and Concordia University (Montreal), Olga Chagaoutdinova was nominated for the prestigious Kandinsky Award and received the Eleonora Duse Award at the Asolo Film Festival in 2012. Her work has been presented in several countries around the world, including China, Italy, Finland, Cuba, Russia, France, the United States and Canada. She is part of a number of museum and public collections, namely those of the Far East Museum of Fine Art (Khabarovsk, Russie), the Centro Hispano-Americano de la Cultura (La Havane, Cuba), the Canada National Bank (Montréal, Canada), the Collection Prêt d’œuvres d’art du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec, Canada) and the Hydro-Québec Collection (Montréal, Canada).