until 18.04. | #2708ARTatBerlin | CAMERA WORK presents from 7th March 2020 the exhibition »Fake vs. Reality« by the British artist Alison Jackson.
The solo exhibition includes more than 40 works from her world-famous celebrity series, in which she explores the power of images, fake news, yellow press and voyeurism. It is Alison Jackson’s first exhibition at the CAMERA WORK gallery. The exhibition takes place in cooperation with Crossover.
Alison Jackson’s impressive and often provocative photographs around the themes of fake news, “alternative truths” and news debates hit the nerve of the time. For her work, she uses celebrity doubles to stage convincingly realistic scenes in which seemingly famous personalities from politics, society, music and acting play the leading roles. She shows images of thoughts that the viewer has already imagined but never seen. She indirectly criticizes social and political circumstances and behavior. In addition to re-enacted celebrities, the exhibition also includes portraits of “real” personalities. This “fake vs. reality” game stimulates the viewer to question the truth content of images in their daily reception.
Jackson’s artistic concept gives rise to the question of the truth content of images and how the medialization of images is dealt with in TV, print media and the Internet. Her works can also be understood as a commentary on image voyeurism in the social media, in which the power of images is manifested. She also questions the cult of celebrities by presenting her productions in a humorous and provocative way.
Alison Jackson (*1970, Great Britain) is a contemporary artist who deals with the phenomenon of celebrity culture in the media as well as with the personalities themselves. In addition to her re-enacted sceneries and celebrities, Jackson also portrays public figures, including Elton John, Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rosamund Pike, Gillian Anderson, Ralph Fiennes and Charles Dance.
Alison Jackson’s works are shown in renowned museums, galleries and public institutions worldwide: Museum Fotografiska (Stockholm/Tallinn), Tate Modern (London), The Tate Britain (London), The National Portrait Gallery (London), International Center of Photography (New York City), San Francisco MoMA, Pompidou Centre and Musée du Louvre (Paris) Liverpool Biennial, Musée de L’Elysee (Lausanne), Kunsthalle Vienna, Musee de la Photo Montreal, Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt), Camera Museum (Turin) and at the Venice Biennial.
Vernissage: Friday, 6th March 2020, 7:00 to 9:00 pm (only with accreditation!)
Exhibition period: Saturday, 7th March – Saturday, 18th April 2020Zu Camera Work
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