OLGA MIKH FEDOROVA : SHORT TERM MEMORIES

PRESS RELEASE      INSTALLATION VIEWS       ARTWORKS
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY

OLGA MIKH FEDOROVA

12  SEPTEMBER – 13 OCTOBER 2018

OPENING RECEPTION

TUESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER, 6-8 PM

PRESS RELEASE

Press preview in presence of the artist : Tuesday, 11 September, 5 PM

Annka Kultys will present an exhibition of new works by Olga Mikh Fedorova, marking the artist’s second solo presentation with the gallery in London. Short Term Memories will feature three large scale prints on glass, a video on a new type of transparent glass screen that the artist has developed, and three granite sculptures. Implicit in the show is the idea of memory, asking what imprint the human race will leave on earth after it inevitably passes away.

The show’s prints feature three ambiguous figures, deliberately devoid of assigned gender or ethnicity, appearing in green, pink or blue, and in various stances, from sitting to gazing open-mouthed, as they contemplate a post-human experience. The figures may be seen as gender-free skeletons, the bare bones of a society obsessed with data and the physical harvesting of digital data, left to become overgrown with moss and once again subsumed within nature.

The sculptures, made from granite but in the form of large scale USB drives, could be construed as gravestones to the analogue era. These, like most mass-produced technologies, arguably enjoy a longer after-life than our own human bodies, which begin to decompose from the moment we cease living.

The exhibition explores society’s concern with the idea of immortality, and more particularly, the idea as developed by the Techno-Futurists and marketed the increasing number of companies investing in the notion that science and technology will enable the human race to swiftly evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations.

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Olga Mikh Fedorova: Short Term Memories

INSTALLATION VIEWS

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
Installation view of Olga Fedorova ‘Short Term Memories’ at Annka Kultys Gallery, London 2018. Photo: Annka Kultys Gallery (Damian Griffiths)

Installation Views (PDF)

ARTWORKS

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
OLGA FEDOROVA
Green
2018
UV print on glass
170 x 120 cm
(67 x 47 1/4 in)
Unique
(OFed012.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
OLGA FEDOROVA
Pink
2018
UV print on glass
170 x 120 cm
(67 x 47 1/4 in)
Unique
(OFed013.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
OLGA FEDOROVA
Blue
2018
UV print on glass
170 x 120 cm
(67 x 47 1/4 in)
Unique
(OFed014.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
OLGA FEDOROVA
8 GB
2018
Granit
10 x 55 x 17 cm
(4 x 21 3/4 x 6 3/4 in)
Ed. of 3
(OFed015.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
OLGA FEDOROVA
16 GB
2018
Granit
10 x 55 x 17 cm
(4 x 21 3/4 x 6 3/4 in)
Ed. of 3
(OFed016.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
OLGA FEDOROVA
32 GB
2018
Granit
10 x 55 x 17 cm
(4 x 21 3/4 x 6 3/4 in)
Ed. of 3
(OFed017.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
OLGA FEDOROVA
USB Sticker
2018
Looping video with sound, 0 min 33 sec
Dimensions variable
Ed. of 3, 1 AP
(OFed018.18)

Exhibition Checklist (PDF)

ARTIST INFORMATION

Olga Fedorova (b. 1980) was born in Moscow, Russia and currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. 

Annka Kultys Gallery
Annka Kultys