VIENNA | until 26.01.2020 | Westlicht | Alison Jackson. Fake Truth

For the first time ever in Austria, WestLicht. Museum for Photography is delighted to present the work of internationally renowned, BAFTA and multi award winning artist, Alison Jackson.

Imagine The Queen taking a selfie? Kim Kardashian giving birth for reality TV, Lady Di giving us the finger? Donald Trump with Miss Mexico in the Oval Office? Really?

In this fake news era separating fact from fiction is harder than ever.

You can’t rely on your own perception when it comes to photography. Alison Jackson’s work proves the camera always lies.

Alison Jackson explores the blurred boundaries between reality and the imaginary – the gap and confusion between the two.

"My work reflects the public's voyeurism, the power and seductive nature of imagery, and the viewers' need to believe. I use actors and ‘nobodies’ crafted so they look convincingly real - then stage them in the scenes we have all imagined but never seen before."

You can’t rely on your own perception when it comes to photography. Alison Jackson’s work proves the camera always lies.

"I don't want to judge or condemn celebrities. I'm simply interested in them.
My work is about how obsessed we are with them."

- Alison Jackson


 




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