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For this space Foam selects national and international artists who we think have a portfolio that the world should see. The artists are challenged to experiment, surprise and push the limits of photography. Over the years, Foam 3h has become an important meeting place for photographers, artists, students, collectors and other players in the photography field.
The Original Myth, 2016 © Sofia Borges
Black Chalk and White Charcoal or the Myth of the Absent Matter is an exhibition of the monumental and mysterious work of Brazilian Sofia Borges (b. Ribeirão Preto, 1984). In her own intuitive manner, Borges photographs paintings, drawings, sculptures, maps, fossils, stuffed animals and dioramas, all of which are models of reality that we use as ways of trying to get a grip on the world around us and, by doing so, to give it meaning.
The exhibition in Foam 3h invites us to think about how close we can come to history, to what is portrayed in a photograph, and therefore to the reality that came before that photograph. Borges tries to capture time and the connection between past and present by means of photography, and in doing so she poses the question of just what reality is.
The Foam 3h exhibitions are made possible with support of the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund, the Van Bijlevelt Foundation and Kleurgamma.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, the City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.
Ruth van Beek
Jan-Dirk van der Burg
Dieuwertje Komen & Elian Somers
Awoiska van der Molen
Rob van der Nol
Anne de Vries
Daniëlle van Ark