Ten’s To Do: ‘Fabula’ by Charles Fréger at Armani/ Silos
While growing up back home in Croatia, I always had one particular book on my bedside table. It was a children’s geographical encyclopedia – this massive (or maybe I was just little?) book with drawing illustrations of all its subjects. At the time, my dream was to travel the world and capture it with words and imagery, just like that book did. Now, at the age of 25, I’m sitting in the comfy chairs of Ten Towers, pretty settled in London and my role as a writer. As of now, the world-travelling is on hold in the name of fashion, but my dream is still alive. But luckily, there’s person that’s making their (and my) dream a reality is French photographer Charles Fréger who happened to be travelling the world as part of his ongoing anthropological research, capturing different communities, the individuals who make them and the dress codes they adopt in order to be part of those groups.
That research is now on show at the Armani/ Silos gallery in Milan, with over 250 images serving as Fréger’s first retrospective of such scope. With earliest work dating back to 2000, the show titled Fabula captures the evolution of the world in both space and time, with the photographer’s immaculate sense for colour coming through instantly, the imagery of the world contrasting both with each other as well as the industrial interior of Armani/ Silos. You don’t have to book a round-the-world ticket – just head on over to Milan and experience it through the eyes of Charles Fréger, the Jules Verne of our generation.
‘Fabula’ by Charles Fréger is on at Armani/ Silos until March 24th.