Alessandro Fara is an Italian artist whose artistic research focuses on society in its historical composition. The past and the present are remixed as if they wanted to chase each other, highlighting the contrasts and similarities between the time of memory and that of lived experience, where the old world that bounces back in our time plays a determining role. This vision is concretized in a fragmentary way through a personal experience made of continuous movements between Sardinia, where he was born, and Turin, his adopted city.
The first part of his visual experience led to a horizontal and casual look, favored by open landscapes and archaic architectures dispersed in the horizontality of the territory; in the second, the city imposes itself vertically with buildings that cut the eye and fill the space. On the one hand, heaps of archaeological ruins abandoned to themselves, on the other, ruthless urbanization and industrialization; on the one hand a calm and dilated time which expresses the emptiness in which a bottomless abyss is nestled, on the other hand a frantic rush within the network of urban paths.
From videos, installations, drawings and illustrations take the form of fragments of a present. Alessandro Fara’s work is a laboratory where the potential of imagination and memory awakens, particularly through his black and white drawings in « Back Hole ». He explores, with precision, the environment that surrounds it. Microscopic are the elements that make up abstract drawings revealing a certain organic matter. These fragments seem to reconstitute the origin of our contemporary societies. The fragment is like a micro-territory. The fragment becomes a work.
In his latest production « Pay attention or go away », Alessandro creates an installation designed to disturb the public (which did not take place at the time of the exhibition). The goal was to demand that he focus, because it is true that the viewer does not stay more than 7 seconds in front of a work! This challenge was to make a work for and against the public. The public had to admire the action created without really exchanging. Just be a spectator.
The different media collide and combine to become sculptures that find new life and movement. Alessandro Fara is only reorganizing territories