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Press Release | 23 December 2016
Foam and Red Hook Labs team up to present Foam Talent at the Labs in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition is developed with work from the latest Talent Issue and embodies Foam’s view on the current state of photography. The works of an international young generation of artists are brought together who, with each portfolio, prove to have very distinct and unique visions within a variety of photographic genres.
Press Release | 20 December 2016
William Eggleston, Memphis, ca. 1965 - 1968, from the series Los Alamos, 1965–1974 © Eggleston Artistic Trust 2004 / Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London
In the exhibition William Eggleston – Los Alamos, Foam displays 75 photographs that were taken on various road trips through the southern states of America between 1966 and 1974. The exhibition includes a number of iconic images, including Eggleston’s first colour photograph.
Press release | 19 December 2016
Installation view from Aichi Triennale, 2016 © Daisuke Yokota / Courtesy of artist and G/P Gallery
In the exhibition Matter, Foam presents new three-dimensional work by Daisuke Yokota (Saitama, b. 1983). Three installations revolve around the tactile aspects of photography, in which the outcome of the artwork is not determined by the camera, but by experiments with the material forms of the medium.
Press release | 19 December 2016
Untitled, 2016 © Ren Hang / courtesy Stieglitz19
Provocative, but also poetic. Foam is exhibiting the explicit photographs of Ren Hang (1987, CN). The photographer was selected by the Outset | Unseen Exhibition Fund during the Unseen Photo Fair 2016, his exhibition at Foam is the result.
In January 2017 Foam will start a new programme for newcomers and status holders in Amsterdam: New Perspectives. Foam will host and organise various workshops, tours, masterclasses and exchanges within the museum and throughout Amsterdam. The programme was put together after thorough deliberation with newcomers and several collaborative partners.
DL#105/5, from the series Dominique Lambert, 2003-2009 © Stéphanie Solinas (detail)
The exhibition Dominique Lambert / Le Pourquoi Pas? presents two series by the French photographer Stéphanie Solinas. In her work, Solinas attempts to materialise abstract concepts such as identity or the spiritual in a systematic and factual manner.
Untitled, 2015 © Harley Weir
Close to the skin of her objects, Harley Weir’s intimate approach is what marks her work in any context, be it a border zone in a politically charged area, or in a room with a model.
The Original Myth, 2016 © Sofia Borges
Foam presents the mysterious work of Brazilian artist Sofia Borges (Ribeirão Preto, 1984) in a new exhibition, Black Chalk and White Charcoal or the Myth of the Absent Matter. Borges photographs objects and their mirror images, early cave paintings of the first humans, details of dioramas and oil paintings in museums as well as duplicating existing images by re-photographing them.
Bay of Sagami, Atami, 1997 © Hiroshi Sugimoto
In the exhibition Hiroshi Sugimoto - Black Box, Foam presents an overview of the work of Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948, Tokyo). The exhibition is divided into five sections devoted to the artist’s major series: Theaters (1976-ongoing); Lightning Fields (2006-ongoing); Dioramas (1976-2012); Portraits (1994-1999); and Seascapes (1980-ongoing).
Foam Magazine #46: Who We Are, is now available. From the expressive self-portraits of Izumi Miyazaki to the pioneering work of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, the selection represents an attempt to tackle the broad spectrum of identity and its various subchapters.