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Dynasty Marubi - A hundred years of Albanian studio photography
16 September – 27 November 2016

© Marubi National Museum of Photography, Shkodër

In the exhibition Dynasty Marubi – A hundred years of Albanian studio photography, Foam is showing a selection of photos from the archive of the Albanian photo studio Marubi (1856-1959). Three generations of photographers made studio portraits of a wide variety of people, ranging from the urban bourgeoisie, shepherds, the Ottoman emperor and King Zog, to criminals and famous actors and painters.

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Ai Weiwei - #SafePassage
16 September - 7 December 2016

#SafePassage, Facebook. Ai Weiwei Camps 

Foam presents a solo exhibition by the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (1957, China). As a political refugee who lived under constant government surveillance, the artist feels related to the growing influx of refugees attempting to enter Europe. 

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Autumn exhibition programme 2016

Still from Night Soil / Economy of Love, HD video film, 36 minutes, 2015 © Melanie Bonajo, Courtesy AKINCI, Amsterdam

Following the Summer exhibition Helmut Newton – A Retrospective, Foam presents four new exhibitions from 16 September on. Exceptional portraits by studio photographer Marubi will travel from Albania to Amsterdam and world-renowned contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei is about to show his latest work in the rooms of Foam. Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo and Olya Oleinic (Moldolva) present their first solo exhibitions. 

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Foam Talent 2016: selected photographers

Untitled 2014 from the series Empire © Samuel Gratacap

Each year, Foam organises an international Talent Call to identify young, emerging photographers under the age of 35. Foam is delighted to announce the names of the 2016 Foam Talents. The 2016 Talent Call for Foam Magazine had a total of 1494 submissions from 75 different countries across 6 continents.

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Helmut Newton – A Retrospective
17 June - 4 September 2016

Self Portrait with Wife and Models, Vogue Studio, Paris 1981 © Helmut Newton / Helmut Newton Estate

From 17 June 2016, Foam will present a major exhibition of the work of Helmut Newton (Berlin, 1920 - West Hollywood, 2004), a legendary, supremely influential photographer. Taking over the entire building on Amsterdam’s Keizersgracht, the retrospective features in excess of 200 photographs, ranging from early prints that rarely go on display to monumental photos. 

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Foam 3h: PS | Carlijn Jacobs, Elizaveta Porodina, Philippe Vogelenzang
17 June – 4 September 2016

Berlin (commissioned by the German rock band KADAVAR), 2015 © Elizaveta Porodina / Courtesy of the artist

In Foam 3h, simultaneously with Helmut Newton - A Retrospective, Foam is exhibiting three young photographers who are working at the cutting edge of fashion, portrait and glamour photography.

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Wolford main sponsor of Helmut Newton exhibition in Foam

Wolford, Monaco, 1995 ©  Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

Wolford and Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam are to collaborate closely on the exhibition Helmut Newton – A Retrospective, which will be held from 17 June to 4 September 2016 in the museum in Amsterdam. Luxury fashion brand Wolford, founded in Austria, will be main sponsor of this major summer exhibition, which will entail Foams entire building.

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Foam in Van Loon IV | Second Skin
3 June 2016 – 18 September 2017

Imago Dei 2, 2011 © Shai Langen

In 2005, 2009 and 2012, Museum Van Loon already graciously opened its historical rooms for Foam. The two museums are located opposite each other, on either side of the Keizersgracht. Since Foam will be closing its doors temporarily to prepare its major exhibition Helmut Newton – A Retrospective, Foam and Museum van Loon are again organising an exhibition together, called Second Skin

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