Exhibition

Kensuke Koike at FORMAT International Photography Festival

From: 15th March 2019 9:00 am

To: 9th June 2019 5:00 pm

FORMAT International Photography Festival

Derby QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS, UK

In this newly commissioned work for FORMAT19, curated by Peter Bonnell and Louise Fedotov-Clements, cut-paper master Kensuke Koike has turned to a much-heralded and immensely important archive that can be found right here in the city of Derby: the archive of W W Winter.

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In this newly commissioned work for FORMAT19, curated by Peter Bonnell and Louise Fedotov-Clements, cut-paper master Kensuke Koike has turned to a much-heralded and immensely important archive that can be found right here in the city of Derby: the archive of W W Winter. Winter’s has been operating in Derby, in the same area on Midland Road, since 1852. They are one of the oldest studios in the world still operating today, and their inventory of images is a treasure trove that Koike has gleefully delved into to produce an installation of images from the past.
The people populating these images are all likely Derby natives, or from near to the city, all long since departed. Yet Koike – as with much of his work – has rejuvenated his source material, consequently giving both the people that appear in them and the actual source photographic image a new sense of purpose, a sense of rebirth. Indeed, the artist himself comments that he has taken these archives, these images, and, “given them a new life, a new story and now a new result.”

FORMAT is organised by QUAD and DMARC (Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre) at the University of Derby.

FORMAT19 runs from the 15th March – 14 April 2019

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