Fotografiska Tallinn’s autumn season starts with the British artist Alison Jackson’s humorous and witty exhibition “Truth is Dead”. No one is safe from Jackson’s photographic eye - she makes pictures about celebrities doing scandalous things in private, using lookalikes.
Seemingly, Alison Jackson has witnessed many scandalous moments - her collection of photographs consists of evidence of Donald Trump sharing intimate moments with Miss Mexico, Queen Elizabeth taking a homely selfie with the family, a seemingly tipsy Angela Merkel wearing only a fur coat and falling into the arms of François Hollande, or Barack Obama sneaking outside for a smoke. Alison Jackson is a contemporary artist who with her realistic photographs pushes the boundaries of what we experience – what is genuine and what is fantasy?
"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 humour and the human desire to, in moderation, get a peek behind the public images of the celebrities we assign such great symbolic value," said Alison Jackson.
Alison Jackson 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. Doppelgängers simulate private, sometimes intimate and exposed, situations. With these staged photographs, Jackson explores the impact that the depicted celebrities have on our experiences and raises questions about celebrity culture and the public desire for gossip.
Born in Hampshire, Alison Jackson now lives and works in London. She studied Fine Art Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art in London and Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art. Jackson is a BAFTA and multi-award winning English artist whose works have attracted extensive TV and press coverage. Her exhibition “Truth is Dead” will be opened in Fotografiska Tallinn from August 30th till November 10th. Alison Jackson will be present at the opening of her exhibition in Tallinn and special tours will be hold as well.
Fotografiska Tallinn’s autumn season starts with the British artist Alison Jackson’s humorous and witty exhibition “Truth is Dead”. No one is safe from Jackson’s photographic eye - she makes pictures about celebrities doing scandalous thin
30.08 - 10.11.2019, 09:00 - 23:00