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Published 30 November 2018

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RECOMMENDED OLYMPUS FELLOWSHIP

Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday 1 December 2018 - Sunday 10 February 2019 - Event ended.

What relevance does photography have today? Is it self-reflective or does it influence our perception and shape our view of the world? Questions like these are the focus of the first fellowship recommended which Olympus initiated in 2017 together with the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF), the House of Photography /Deichtorhallen Hamburg and Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. The inquiry of the medium guides us through the works of Lilly Lulay, Thomas Albdorf and Nadja Bournonville: For one year the first three recipients worked on projects dealing with the significance of creative photography and were also individually mentored by the institutions’ curators. Under the title "RECOMMENDED OLYMPUS FELLOWSHIP" Fotografie Forum Frankfurt is now exhibiting the new works.

 - We Went To That Pizza Place 2018 © Thomas Albdorf
Preview thumbnail for artwork We Went To That Pizza Place 2018 © Thomas Albdorf
Preview thumbnail for artwork Our Writing Tools Take Part In The Forming Of Our Thoughts, 2017 © Lilly Lulay
Preview thumbnail for artwork Onus Probandi, from the series Intercepted, 2017 © Nadja Bournonville
Preview thumbnail for artwork How to Get in Touch (E. With Her Smartphone), 2017 © Lilly Lulay
Preview thumbnail for artwork Videostill from »The Flawed Ones Were Cheaper (2)«, 4K-Video, 2018, © Thomas Albdorf
Preview thumbnail for artwork Potato Diet, 2017 © Nadja Bournonville
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Lilly Lulay (*1985, Frankfurt/Germany) examines the transitional use of photography in our living spaces and in the virtual spaces of smartphones. The extended levels of imagery and symbols are visualised in her final artworks when she uses laser-cutting technology to “write” over original photographic documentation. Additional installations with printed photographs on fabrics or porcelain engage viewers to experience photographs as three-dimensional objects.

Thomas Albdorf (*1982, Linz/Austria) is concerned with our perception and the effect of artificially created images. At the first glance the viewer is confronted with cliché motifs and cultural subject matter ironically leaving one to doubt their meaning. Albdorf cleverly uses image recognition technologies and software to create new images, to question how automatic digitally rendered visuals influence meaning and interpretation.

Nadja Bournonville (*1983, Vimmerby/Sweden) uses photography to follow traces of biographical tipping points and failed adventures. She draws from a family history: the aunt of Bournonville’s grandmother was a spy for Germany in World War I and was arrested only two weeks into her mission. Through a selection of different processes, sizes and materials inspired by the biographical story Bournonville produces a rich constellation of photographic associations and emotions of universal meaning.

"Photography is a key factor of the digital era", says Celina Lunsford, artistic director of the FFF, curator of the exhibition and the fellowship. Pictures can be produced, reproduced and disseminated more quickly now than ever before; photographs communicate fragments of reality and at the same time question what is in the image. "A stage for unique challenges has been created through recommended Olympus Fellowship. Experience has shown that art plays a major role in the development of the photographic medium."

"recommended" is a fellowship, founded in 2017, that is characterised by its unique partnership between the institutions Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt and Olympus. Olympus’ goal is to support emerging photographic artists. The exhibition houses have contributed their expertise to the development of the fellowship. "recommended" allows the fellowship holders to freely create a photographic work, provides 10.000 €, personal consulting by an experienced curator, exhibition opportunities and top-quality camera equipment. The fellowship is granted biennially.
 - Our Writing Tools Take Part In The Forming Of Our Thoughts, 2017 © Lilly Lulay
 - Onus Probandi, from the series Intercepted, 2017 © Nadja Bournonville
 - How to Get in Touch (E. With Her Smartphone), 2017 © Lilly Lulay
 - Videostill from »The Flawed Ones Were Cheaper (2)«, 4K-Video, 2018, © Thomas Albdorf
 - Potato Diet, 2017 © Nadja Bournonville
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