This is Fréger’s first exhibit with Yossi Milo and additional photos from the series will be on display at the Gallery at Hermès in New York from April 12 - June 8.
The pieces shown were taken in 2010-11 when the artist traveled all over Europe looking for the Wild Man—a legendary figure and symbol of transition in a variety of festivals. The photos are of celebrants of these festivals in traditional costumes and in their “native landscapes.”
The exhibit is a mixture of art and anthropology examining ancient traditions throughout Europe in the context of these costumes depicting the Wild Man, further contextualized by the settings.
Fréger lives in Rouen, France.