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Press release | May 2017
Starting this year, Foam will award a grant in memory of Florentine Riem Vis. The grant consists of a sum of € 10,000 and is made available each year for the development and coaching of a talented photographer.
Press release | May 2017
In the collaborative project titled No Joke, artists Roger Ballen (1950, VS) and Asger Carlsen (1973, DK) explore the more sinister sides of the human psyche. Together the duo produced 37 images, without ever working in the same studio at the same time: their creative exchange and co-creation has been a purely online affair. Their menacing work evokes a sense of anxiety and longing that is usually experienced only in dreams.
Press release | 11 May 2017
Beginning in 2017, Foam is taking part in the organisation of recommended, a biennial fellowship for three promising emerging photographers working in the artistic field. The fellowship is organised with Olympus, in cooperation with the Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen Hamburg, and the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF). Foam nominated Austrian photographer Thomas Albdorf (1982) and will be coaching him during the fellowship, after which his work will be exhibited at Foam in 2018.
Press release | 8 May 2017
Foam presents New Perspectives, an exhibition showing the results of an educational project in which newcomers and people granted temporary residence visualise their perspective on Amsterdam. Sixty participants between 9 and 50 years of age, with very diverse backgrounds, worked together intensively during photography workshops organised by Foam. After five months of workshops in different locations in the city, Foam selected their best work. The result is an interesting, fresh image of the city and it’s inhabitants, and, in the process, many new friendships were formed.
Press release | April 2017
Foam welcomes the African Artists’ Foundation for a collaborative presentation of young African talent at Foam 3h. The African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) is a non-profit organisation based in Nigeria, dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African art. Together, Foam and the AAF present the work of three young photographers from Kenya and Nigeria: Mũchiri Njenga (1985), Osborne Macharia (1986) and Kadara Enyeasi (1994).
Press release | April 2017
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall in London proudly present Foam Talent, a group exhibition bringing together innovative image makers under the age of 35. This year twenty four young photographers will tour internationally – and it is the second time that Foam brings its selection of Foam Talents to London. The opening of the exhibition will coincide with Photo London.
Press release | 20 April 2017
The camera can be a powerful weapon against repression, racism, violence and inequality. The American photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006) referred to the camera as his “weapon of choice” and used photography to expose the deep divisions in American society. Parks was an important champion of equal rights for Afro-Americans and in his work addressed themes such as poverty, marginalisation and injustice.
Press Release | 6 April 2017
Out Of Camp is Adam Jeppesen’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. The series presented, Jeppesen’s five recent series, are the result of a solitary 487-day journey from the North Pole to Antarctica. The images of remote, rugged landscapes are suffused with a sense of tranquillity, reflection and contemplation.
Press release | 4 April 2017
Foam Magazine #47: Propaganda, is now available. Propaganda, the manipulation of political opinion by means of carefully selected information or disinformation, is common to all eras. But rarely was the playing field so ambiguous and the players so hard to identify. Now more than ever, therefore, we regard it as of the greatest importance to devote an issue of Foam Magazine to ‘Propaganda.’
Press Release | 31 March 2017
From 21 April until 18 June Foam presents Collectivism. Collectives and their quest for value, an exhibition about how artist collectives come together to attach value and meaning to images. The exhibition presents seven collectives that concern themselves with the value of images in the media and the organisation of dissenting voices to challenge the mainstream media.
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.