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Shanghai | Still/Life - Contemporary Dutch Photography

Shanghai | Still/Life - Contemporary Dutch Photography

April 21, 2015

Foam now presents a third exhibition in China: Still/Life - Contemporary Dutch Photography. This exhibition curated by Marcel Feil, Feng Boyi and Liu Gang, will be shown at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, from 24 April until 24 May, 2015. Celebrating the relations between The Netherlands and China, the exhibition is also part of the Dutch Days.

Swinging Sixties London - Photography in the Capital of Cool

Swinging Sixties London - Photography in the Capital of Cool

April 09, 2015

This summer Foam presents Swinging Sixties London - Photography in the Capital of Cool. The thematic group show immerses the visitor in the dazzling London of the sixties, an era which was bursting with possibilities. The presentation touches upon all iconic developments in and around photography: fashion, celebrities, music, magazines, design and social change.

Momo Okabe wins Foam Paul Huf Award 2015

Momo Okabe wins Foam Paul Huf Award 2015

March 25, 2015

Foam is proud to announce that Momo Okabe (b. 1981, Japan) was chosen as the winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award 2015 by an international jury today. Okabe won the prize for her projects Dildo and Bible in which she explores her relationship with two of her transgender lovers during their transition.

Shifting Skies - Willinks clouds above the Rijksmuseum

Shifting Skies - Willinks clouds above the Rijksmuseum

March 11, 2015

Foam presents an exceptional and, until now, little-known theme in the voluminous oeuvre of the well-known Dutch painter Carel Willink. In the 1930s, he began to photograph the Amsterdam sky from his apartment and studio,  overlooking the famous Rijksmuseum, to use as material for sketches.

Foam 3h: Nerhol - Index

Foam 3h: Nerhol - Index

March 10, 2015

Foam presents the first international solo exhibition of Nerhol. This successful artist duo was founded in 2007 in Japan, as a collaboration between the graphic designer Yoshihisa Tanaka (1980) and the sculptor Ryuta Iida (1981). Together they explore the concept of the photographic portrait.

Shining in Absence - A homage to Frido Troost

Shining in Absence - A homage to Frido Troost

March 10, 2015

Foam presents a short-term exhibition on the publication of the photobook Shining in Absence. It is a special honour to the photography historian Frido Troost (1960 - 2013), who passed away in 2013. Both the book and the exhibition are edited and designed by the advertising specialist and curator Erik Kessels.

Foam opent tentoonstelling in New York

Foam opent tentoonstelling in New York

March 05, 2015

Vanaf 13 maart toont Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam  werk van tien jonge Amerikaanse en Canadese kunstenaars in Brooklyn, New York. De door Foam samengestelde tentoonstelling Under Construction -  New Positions in American Photography  wordt geopend door Kathy Ryan (director of Photography van The New York Times Magazine).


Broomberg & Chanarin

Broomberg & Chanarin

February 20, 2015

For their solo exhibition To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light, internationally highly acclaimed artists Adam Broomberg (South Africa, 1970) and Oliver Chanarin (Great Britain, 1971) lead viewers through a meandering and disturbing history lesson on the relationship between photography and race.

Foam Paul Huf Award 2015 | Jury Announced

Foam Paul Huf Award 2015 | Jury Announced

February 20, 2015

The names of the jury members for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2015 have been announced. The international jury will meet in Amsterdam on 24 and 25 March to choose a winner from portfolios submitted by one hundred photographers nominated from across the world.

Noémie Goudal - The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise

Noémie Goudal - The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise

January 23, 2015

Foam is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of young French artist Noémie Goudal (b. Paris, 1984). Her portfolio was previously published in the 2012 annual Talent issue of Foam Magazine, and Foam has been closely following her robust and consistent development ever since.

New York | Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography

New York | Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography

January 23, 2015

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation proudly present Under Construction - New Positions in American Photography, a group exhibition featuring ten young American and Canadian photographers.

Foam 3h: Regine Petersen - Find a Fallen Star

Foam 3h: Regine Petersen - Find a Fallen Star

January 21, 2015

Regine Petersen (b. 1976, Germany) was selected by an international jury as the most promising photographer at the Unseen international photography fair in 2014. As winner of the Outset | Unseen Exhibition Fund, Petersen has been awarded an exhibition in Foam's 3h space for young talent.

Geert Goiris - Flashbulb Memories, Ash Grey Prophecies

Geert Goiris - Flashbulb Memories, Ash Grey Prophecies

January 14, 2015

Foam is proud to present the Netherlands' first solo exhibition by Belgian artist Geert Goiris (born Bornem, 1971). Very few people in the Netherlands are familiar with his unconventional visual language and serious tone.

Foam succesvol in 2014

Foam succesvol in 2014

December 18, 2014

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam ontvangt in 2014 bijna 200.000 bezoekers, een groei ten opzichte van vorig jaar. In 2014 heeft Foam de tijdelijke invulling van Felix Meritis gerealiseerd in het project Felix &Foam, dat door nog eens 35.000 mensen is bezocht.

15.000 bezoekers Vivian Maier

15.000 bezoekers Vivian Maier

November 18, 2014

De tentoonstelling Vivian Maier, Street Photographer, heeft binnen twee weken al ruim 15.000 bezoekers naar Foam getrokken. Sinds de opening op 6 november is er zeer veel belangstelling voor het indrukwekkende werk van deze vrouwelijke straatfotograaf wiens oeuvre pas tegen het einde van haar leven werd ontdekt, en dat vervolgens direct een wereldwijde sensatie veroorzaakte. Met het succes van Vivian Maier is het bezoekersaantal van Foam deze maand nu al hoger dan de gehele maand november van vorig jaar.

Foam 3h: Doina Kraal - Touche-à-Tout

Foam 3h: Doina Kraal - Touche-à-Tout

November 14, 2014

Het project Touche-à-Tout betreft een reizende installatie die voortborduurt op de multimediale installatie 'In de Rarekiek', die Kraal in 2012 in het kader van het 3h programma van Foam presenteerde en op basis waarvan zij de prijs won. Het zal een vergelijkbare, maar kleinere installatie zijn waarmee ze over de wereld zal reizen: van Azië naar Oceanië en van Noord naar Zuid Amerika en tot slot naar Afrika. De presentatie in Foam 3h markeert in feite de aftrap van het project.

Foam laat zich steeds vaker internationaal zien

Foam laat zich steeds vaker internationaal zien

October 31, 2014

Op 31 oktober opende de Amsterdamse burgemeester Eberhart van der Laan in Beijing de tentoonstelling Still/Life - Contemporary Dutch Photography.

Foam Talent 2014 exhibition and masterclass in East Wing Dubai

Foam Talent 2014 exhibition and masterclass in East Wing Dubai

October 23, 2014

On 25 November Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam will open the exhibition Foam Talent 2014, in partnership with East Wing, a new platform for photography, founded in Doha. The exhibition will showcase a collection of international cutting edge photographic talent to the Gulf Region, selected from Foam's annual Talent Call. An exclusive masterclass held in East Wing's gallery space in Dubai will accompany the exhibition. The masterclass provides a rare opportunity for twelve photographers to gain insight and experience from three successful professionals working in the field.

Foam opens new exhibition in China

Foam opens new exhibition in China

October 22, 2014

After a successful exhibition: The Space Between Us organized in collaboration with with He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen in the spring, the Amsterdam based photography institution Foam now presents a second exhibition with He Xiangning Art Museum in China: Still/Life - Contemporary Dutch Photography. The exhibition curated by Marcel Feil, Feng Boyi and Liu Gang, will be shown at the prestigious Three Shadows Photography Arts Centre in Beijing as of 31 October 2014.

A Family Portrayed - Van Loon in Foam

A Family Portrayed - Van Loon in Foam

October 07, 2014

A very special photography collection of the noble Van Loon family will be exhibited for the very first time. The exhibition is a collaboration between across the canal neighbours, Museum Van Loon and photography museum Foam.

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