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

"Atoria" for Cup by Cup, 2018"Atoria" for Cup by Cup, 2018

Herzliche Einladung zur Eröffnung CUP BY CUP in die Praline Leipzig im Rahmen des “Lindenow” für Freitag, 05.10.2018, 18.00 Uhr. Mein Beitrag “Atoria – And The Missing ‘S'” ist Teil der Ausstellung.

“Dem Hotel “Astoria” in der Leipziger Innenstadt fehlt seit Jahren das “s” im Schriftzug auf dem Dach des Hotels. Bis 1996 war das Hotel in Betrieb, seit August 2018 wird es saniert. Leerstellen und Lücken zu schließen, prägen die aktuelle stadtplanerische Entwicklung Leipzigs. Ich verstehe meinen Beitrag “Atoria” zur Ausstellung CUP BY CUP als Würdigung an den Zwischenraum und die Zeit der Zwischennutzung; die Neuinterpretation und Umdeutung eines Ortes. Unter Verwendung des inzwischen demontierten und intakten Neon-Schriftzugs am Eingangsportal des Hotels, ist ein neues, eigenständiges Signet entstanden.”

Titel: “Atoria”
Jahr: 2018
Auflage: 100 Stück, handsigniert und nummeriert
Material: Keramiktasse, 340ml
Durchmesser: 82mm
Höhe: 95mm
Gewicht: 380g
Preis: 19,00 EUR

Teil VI der Gruppenausstellungsreihe „You are not alone” von Yvonne Anders & Marike Schreiber

Ort: Kunstraum Praline Leipzig, Lützner Str. 39, 04177 Leipzig
Eröffnung: 05. Oktober 2018, 18.00 Uhr
Laufzeit: 06. und 07. Oktober, 15.00 Uhr – 20.00 Uhr

Polaroid_CommissionOn assignment for Polaroid Originals. The results will be on show during IFA Berlin where the new One Step+ camera will be launched end of August. The above pictures are shot with the self-timer option.

faceless_ACF3 faceless_ACF2 faceless_ACF1Some installation views from the recently finished exhibition “FACELESS – Privacy. Seduction. Surveillance.” at the Gallery of the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin. My work Garden of Eden in good company with works by Martin Backes, Asger Carlsen, Karin Fisslthaler and Ute Klein.

Melt Festival 2018, Ferropolis, Germany, 13.07.-15.07.2018There are 20 years between these collection of Polaroids. Ferropolis (located in Saxony-Anhalt, close to Dessau) still under construction in 1998 (below) and during the Melt Festival in July 2018. The material is part of my long-term photographic observation of a region which was once the biggest industrial area in East Germany. However, I didn’t worked with Polaroid since a long time and it just felt appropriate to use the same technology, consequently the same visual language than 20 years ago.

Ferropolis, Germany, 1998

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