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Press release | 16 February 2017
The international jury for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2017, chaired by Lucy Conticello (director of photography M Le Magazine du Monde, France) will meet in Amsterdam on 15 and 16 March to choose a winner from portfolios submitted by one hundred photographers nominated from around the world. The prize is awarded annually by Foam to an international photographic talent under the age of 35 and consists of €20.000,- and an exhibition at Foam.
Press release | 31 January 2017
Foam officially opens its annual Foam Talent Call on Wednesday 1 February. The open call aims to discover photographers and artists who work with photography between the ages of 18 and 35 that have a new take on the medium. Selected artists will have their work published in Foam Magazine's Talent Issue and participate in an travelling exhibition that kicks off at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam in September 2017.
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.
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.