FORMAT, the leading contemporary photography festival, will once again welcome artists from around the world to the historic city of Derby, as it brings new and exciting photography to the UK for FORMAT’s ninth biennale.
Founded in 2004, FORMAT has over the last fifteen years helped place the UK photography scene on the international cultural map, making it a must attend event on the photography calendar.
The festival’s lead exhibition Mutable/Multiple, curated by Tim Clark and Festival Director Louise Fedotov-Clements, investigates the mash up between truth and fiction, prevalent in our fake news Trump era and will be at Derby’s main art complex, QUAD. Also showing at QUAD is a new commission by Japanese artist Kensuke Koike who will present an exhibition of collages drawn from the city’s important photographic archives.
In Derby’s museums, art galleries and historic, pop-up and renovated spaces and buildings Fedotov-Clements has curated over 50 exhibitions, including portraits of Elvis impersonators and off grid Siberian communities; documentary projects on the tribes of native Indians and the post conflict and wartime landscape of North Africa; a French treasure hunt for buried gold and the search for the truth behind the exclusive Bohemian Club in America. These are just a few of the many extraordinary photography stories visitors to Derby will discover at FORMAT19.
FORMAT19 runs from the 15th March - 14 April 2019.