Alex Fakso - Crossing
Text(s) by Alex Fakso
30 x 21.5 cm
Language: English, Italian
Publisher: Whole Train Press
Alex Fakso comes from the world of writing, over the years he has established himself as a street photographer and today is internationally known and appreciated, both for the commissioned work and for its solo exhibition, thanks to his untiring ability to experiment and always be a step forward. Refractory to any schemes, Fakso made the overcoming of the limits, Crossing precisely, one of his stylistic figures. Breaking the dogmas is what he is pushed by towards innovative approaches that can marry his research, first as a writer in the 90s, then in the field of photography.
Crossing is an exhibition never published before, expressly designed for the public of Fotografia Europea, where they intend to present the evolution of the Alex Fakso’s work, where the shots blend in an aggressive and rebellious way with the supports, thus transforming into conceptual artworks.
Not only photographs to watch at, but works able to involve and disturb the viewer, whose perception is captured not only by the image and its subject; artworks that become almost indecipherable, upset by material distortions, folds, unpredictable inclinations and by the same supports: recycled materials, anonymous frames, mirrors without value, merge into photographs, transforming them and being transformed. A reflection on how modern and ancient can be merged in a revolutionary way and can valorize each other, even when this fusion is traumatic, forced and apparently chaotic. Exactly as it happens in our own society, inevitably bound to be revolutionized by contaminating itself with new cultures and visions. But precisely such contamination is the true today utopia. That terrorizes “our Civilization” as we have known it until today.