Feature: FORMAT Festival 13

Details of the city-wide exhibitions throughout Derby as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival have been announced.

FORMAT13 is the sixth edition of the biennale festival, presented by QUAD and the University of Derby which takes place from 8th March until 7th April 2013. In a programme which promises to be the biggest and most ambitious yet, an exciting line-up of exhibitions will take place in QUAD and throughout Derby, alongside events for everyone from those simply fascinated by photography to professional photographers.

The theme of FORMAT13 is FACTORY and Mass Production, with over 200 artists exhibiting their work. Highlights include a new exhibition, Notes Home from the Archive of Modern Conflict; the UK premiere of Album Beauty from the collection of Erik Kessels; a FACTORY survey from the Piece of Cake Collective; a new exhibition featuring an intervention by Melinda Gibson in conjunction with Thomas Sauvin and The Archive of Modern Conflict’s Silvermine collection from Beijing and Still Waters a special commission by Brian Griffin, one of the UK’s most influential and creative portrait photographers. 

Louise Clements, QUAD Artistic Director and Director of FORMAT explains, “FORMAT13 will be not only a celebration of Derby, the birth place of mass production, but will also explore how the factory continues to be relevant in the 21st century digital age through a programme of exhibitions, events, workshops, mass participation and much more.” FORMAT11 was attended by over 100,000 people and attracted audiences from all over the world.

Founded in 2004, FORMAT International Photography Festival presents the best of emerging international talent, showcasing it alongside the masters of photography and has established itself as a world class biennale and must-see event in the photographic calendar. FORMAT is Directed by Louise Clements and organised and hosted by QUAD and the University of Derby.

For more information on the festival and the planned events, visit www.formatfestival.com.

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