Cristal House

Anna Malagrida: art on a moment in life

This Catalan artist is exhibiting ‘Cristal House’, a photographic project on a Paris betting shop, at Galeria Senda.

To make ‘Cristal House’, Anna Malagrida headed to a Paris betting shop and, during the decisive moments of a horse race, set about photographing, observing and filming a group of people who were suffering and cheering their horses on. One of the horses in the race was named Cristal House and the image of a house made of glass – a transparent space in which everything is visible – lies at the heart of this exhibition. The resulting images show gestures, emotions, fears and joys expressed by a group of anonymous people united by passion. Hers is a penetrating gaze that uncovers a swathe of life. After opening at the Centre Pompidou, ‘Cristal House’ is now coming to Barcelona’s Galeria Senda.

The exhibition is more than just a photographic work. Although photography is the primary source, many of Malagrida’s images have been transferred to high quality supports such as cotton paper, while the floor of the exhibition space is strewn with betting slips. Among the images are details of hands, faces and full bodies. All of the images transmit a feeling of life.

‘Cristal House’ can be seen until 23 May and the end date has yet to be decided. You’ll find additional information on the Galeria Senda website.

Publication date: Monday, 22 May 2017
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