Alex Perre’s Crossroads of the Worlds Exhibition 18/10/2018 automatic translate
с 7 Ноября
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Галерея Классической Фотографии
Саввинская набережная, дом 23 стр. 1
The symbiosis of cultures through the eyes of a modern European photographer.
From November 7, 2018 to January 13, 2019 in the Gallery of Classic Photo there will be an exhibition of the works of the rising star of French photography Alex Perret. In the Great Hall of the gallery will be presented several series of works created by the author from 2011 to 2018. From the colossal amount of material, the author selected the 70 best shots that will be presented to the audience.
Perret was born in France and seriously took up photography after graduating from the University of Paris Est Creteil, leaving for Argentina. Absorbing the energy of the places where fate threw him, the author expanded primarily his own visual horizons - Jerusalem, Portugal, Colombia, India, the Middle East, Russia: unusual geographical combinations gave rise to the same unusual project ideas. It would seem that between the countries that attracted the attention of the author, there is a whole gulf in terms of differences in climate, composition of the population, foundations of everyday life and cultural traditions. Nevertheless, the author was able to discern in these often conflicting worlds something common, uniting all people regardless of wealth, language of communication, national or religious affiliation. This criterion of generalization turned out to be simple human emotions, characteristic of all members of the human race beyond any social, economic, or confessional labels.
“Photography for me is a life position,” the author argues, “I am incredibly subjective and biased in visual statements. In my works, I try to repeat the emotions that have opened up to me and show that, besides the differences, we, the people, are all a bit alike. ”
Each of his works is in its own way a crossroads where the collision of realities of different social and cultural characteristics takes place. A separate individual, group or more general ideological paradigm in this regard is of interest only in comparison with other alternatives, that is, as part of the global space of the noosphere.
“The characters in Perret’s works are not only the people in the photographs, but also their environment, rich with bizarre details and bright colors. The characters of Perrah are not only inhabitants of cultural intersections, but also the environment of the collision of opposite worlds, which forms such unusual examples of cultural symbiosis. Moreover, it is this symbiosis that determines the flexible nature of the Perre method, where textbook techniques and new ideas form the hybrid integrity of the artistic form, ”notes photo historian Artyom Loginov.
The social intrigue of the project remains open, allowing the viewer to independently think what the final of the stopped action photography can be. Nevertheless, the author does not hide his optimism about the likely resolution of the problem he has raised.