Join us for our second episode of In Conversation with Black Box Projects where we welcome Danish contemporary artist Adam Jeppesen to chat about his Flatlands Camp Project series, his new book Error, Object, Structure and his travels as a wandering artist.
Adam Jeppesen is arguably best-known for his Flatlands Camp Project series which was born out of an epic 487-day journey from the north pole to the south across the America’s. The journey was mainly taken on foot, sometimes on bicycle, a little by car … but all of it was solitary. For over ten years Adam mined the content from this series to create seminal works such as X-copy, Folded, Ghost and Scatter. This experience went on to inform and inspire future series of works that reference themes and processes first explored in the Flatlands Camp Project.
The images from this journey are of remote, rugged landscapes which are suffused with a sense of tranquility, reflection and contemplation. This series conveys a search for spirituality, but it also addresses the materiality and transience of the photograph as an object. Coincidence, damage and imperfection are essential elements in Adam’s work.
Adam Jeppesen, born in 1978 in Kalundborg, Denmark, first gained international recognition with his "Wake" series, which was published in 2008 by Steidl in book format. In 2009, Jeppesen was nominated for both the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and the KLM Paul Huf Award. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is present in the collection at the Denver Art Museum (USA), the Danish Arts Foundation, the National Public Art Council in Sweden, the National Museum of Photography in Denmark, as well as in numerous private collections. Adam Jeppesen lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Anna Kirrage began her career at The Fleming Collection before working for The London Original Print Fair. She then spent 6 years as Account Director at the arts consulting agency, Cawdell Douglas, where she managed clients including The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair, the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, TEFAF Maastricht, Masterpiece London, The Fine Art Society, Sims Reed, Pangolin London and Bowman Sculpture. Following this, Anna worked as a freelance consultant and was instrumental in the merger between two consultancies, Muse and Cawdell Douglas to create a new arts agency, Golden Squared Consulting, where she worked as Associate Director for two years before co-founding Black Box Projects.
Kathlene Fox-Davies is a photography expert, art-historian and curator, with over 16 years' experience in the art world both in London and New York. Kathlene began her career as a Sales Associate at Michael Hoppen Gallery before moving to Hasted Hunt in New York as Gallery Manager. On her return to London, Kathlene joined Halcyon Gallery in Mayfair as an art consultant. She later joined ATLAS Gallery as Associate Director, introducing and overseeing a programme of contemporary artists. In 2014 Kathlene established her own art consultancy - Fox-Davies Contemporary - where she worked with a select group of clients helping to build and manage their collections. In 2017 Kathlene co-founded Black Box Projects. Kathlene has special interest in community engagement through the gallery and arts programming, transparency in business, a desire to connect clients to the art, artists and art world, as well as providing a more personal collecting experience through the gallery. Kathlene is also a frequent contributor to Monocle Radio as a guest art expert, offering a commentary on the current arts headlines as well as reviews of gallery shows and art fairs, as well as host and producer of IN CONVERSATION with Black Box Projects.