By Pietro Rivasi


Opening Event
Sunday 2018 April 22nd, 4:00 p.m.
Vicolo Folletto Art Factories, Reggio Emilia, Vicolo Folletto 1

On the occasion of Fotografia Europea 2018, Vicolo Folletto Art Factories hosts, Crossing the new Alex Fakso work. Trough such new exhibition Vicolo Folletto is continuing the study on different dimensions of urban art and on the way it can be entered in institutional exhibition spaces, that it started with the exhibition “Reggiane” and continued with “Chiave Tripla”.
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.
All works and installations that will be exhibited are completely unpublished and are made up by unique pieces specifically created for this event, directly inside the gallery. The exhibition will be documented and told in a limited edition catalog, published with the collaboration of Whole Train Press, with texts by Giovanna Calvenzi and Pietro Rivasi.


20 April – 3 June 2018

Opening Event
Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 4.00 pm;  the artist will be in.
Musical accompaniment by Reggio HIFI.

Vicolo Folletto Art Factories, Reggio Emilia, Vicolo Folletto 1

Contacts and info
Tel. +39 342 6741987 –

Opening hours
On 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 April: 10.30 – 20.00;
Wednesday and Friday: 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm;
Saturday and Sunday: 10.30 – 20.00.
For visits outside the opening hours and personal date, call our Contacts.

Free admission


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