Alison Jackson

Truth is Dead

22 February — 19 May, 2019

Royals, politicians and celebrities – no one is safe from Alison Jackson's humorous photographic antics in the exhibition Truth is Dead at Fotografiska Stockholm.

Exhibition

This is an Artist who leaves nothing to chance. Rather, she works like a researcher – or an investigative detective. Always with a passion to find the perfect angle, the perfect casting and the perfect mask; the exact positioning of the specific props, which are featured prominently to tell the full story.

Stories that with biting humor cut through the din of the media and bring the astonished viewer to a standstill: What? Is there photographic evidence of Trump having sex with Miss Mexico? How did Jackson happen to be in the right place at the right time to capture the moment when Queen Elizabeth took a homely selfie with the family; a seemingly tipsy Angela Merkel wearing only a fur coat, fell into the arms of François Hollande, or Barack Obama sneaked outside for a smoke …

"The truth is dead. Nothing that we're shown can be trusted, everything can be faked and nothing is authentic. What does this knowledge do to us? What does it do to our outlook and how we perceive each other? I want to highlight these issues. And to do that I use humor and the human desire to, in moderation, get a peek behind the public images of the celebrities we assign such great symbolic value" – says Alison Jackson.

Schedule

Feb
22

Exhibition opening

May
19

Exhibition closing

Posters from the exhibition

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