Third Nature will be exhibited at Lishui Art Museum as part of Lishui International Photography Festival.

Location: Lishui Art Museum
561 Renmin Road
Lishui, China
Exhibition dates: 8th November – 12th December 2019

“To celebrate the launch of a major new partnership between FORMAT and Lishui International Photography Festival in China, Director of FORMAT, Louise Fedotov-Clements, has curated Sleight of Hand, an exhibition presenting work by six artists – Brian Griffin; Regine Petersen; John Angerson; Yvette Monahan and Jan Stradtmann, plus Max Pinckers (curated by Tim Clark), at Lishui Art Museum.

Each of the projects examines belief, control and misdirection through photography by unravelling our understanding of history, landscape and documentary. They challenge our concept of storytelling by looking beneath the surface layer of the image and encouraging viewers to look for longer, offering multiple realities through skilful deception and layered narratives.” (screenshot and text: FORMAT Festival)

I am taking over the FORMAT International Photography Festival Instagram account this week. I’ll provide a journey through past and recent projects – with known and new unreleased material. Do not miss.

Update of the Exhibitions page on this website with installation views about the two recent exhibitions: Singularity at Stadtgalerie “Alte Post”, Sylt/Westerland and Third Nature at FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, UK.

I am pleased to announce that the result of my residency on the North Frisian Island Sylt will be on show in a solo exhibition from 2nd–15th of July. I was invited by the local art association Sylter Kunstfreunde to take part at the residency program Inselkuenstler. The exhibition with the title Singularity is the outcome of my multiple stay on the island between 2018 and 2019.

Location: Stadtgalerie “Alte Post”
Stephanstrasse 4, 25980 Sylt/Westerland
Vernissage: 2nd July, 7 pm
Exhibition dates: 03rd—15th July 2019

I am currently working on the North Frisian island Sylt. The above pictures are part of the series “Mystify”. Arranged as a diptych, both images build a field of tension between found and staged pictures of nature and landscapes. In this series, I explore the question of a transfigured image in the sense of an “image”. As a popular holiday destination, Sylt has created its very unique image. The results of the residency program Inselkuenstler, established by the local art association, are on show at Stadtgalerie “Alte Post”, Westerland, Sylt from 2nd July 2019.

I’m thankful to be awarded the FORMAT Lishui Photography Festival Special Exhibition Award. Looking forward to go to China. (picture: installation view of Third Nature, currently on show at the Tramshed as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby until 14th April 2019)

“FORMAT19 are delighted to announce the winner of our FORMAT/Lishui Photography Festival China Award – Jan Stradtmann. We look forward to working with Jan on his exhibition to held at Lishui, South China later this year. Lishui is one of the longest running contemporary photography festivals in China.” (text: FORMAT Festival; installation view: Zoe Curry)

I’m very delighted to announce that Third Nature is part of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby. The festival runs from March – April 2019.

“FORMAT International Photography Festival was established in 2004. Today it is one of the UK’s leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. FORMAT organises a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally. The 2013 festival welcomed over 100,000 visitors from all over the world.” (text and screenshot: FORMAT web page)

“Ursulasalon” – a group exhibition on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the gallery Ursula Walter in Dresden. One artist, one work. My contribution to the exhibition: “Anna & Bastian”, a portrait which I photographed this year in August.

Location: Galerie Ursula Walter, Neustädter Markt 10, 01097 Dresden
Vernissage: 30th November 2018, 7 pm
Exhibition dates: 1st December 2018 – 12th January 2019

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