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Santu Mofokeng - Stories
15 February - 28 April 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, 20 December 2018


Laying of hands, Johannesburg Soweto Line 1986 © Santu Mofokeng

The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections, followed by the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president, an historic event that marked the end of apartheid. South African photographer Santu Mofokeng (b. Newclare, South Africa, 1956) documented the everyday lives of rural sharecroppers and of labourers in the townships at a time when propaganda dominated the media, his images offer a more nuanced understanding of daily life under apartheid and after. From 15 February on, Foam presents a retrospective consisting largely of previously unseen works from the photographer’s personal archives.

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Erwin Blumenfeld 
15 February - 14 April 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, 20 December 2018


Pat Blake for Vogue NY, 1954 © The Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld

The German fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) is one of the most celebrated and best-paid fashion photographers of his time. Although mostly known for his oeuvre in black and white, the exhibition in Foam focuses on the colour photography he made during his New York period (1941-1960) which brought him worldwide recognition.

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Foam Next Door
Presenting Foam Talent 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, December 2018


Kaelyn and the girls © Durimel (detail)

On 12 January Foam is opening a new temporary venue: Foam Next Door. In a former office space at Keizersgracht 617 – two doors down from the museum – Foam will present the brand new exhibition Foam Talent 2019, with works from a new generation of visual artists from 13 January to 3 March 2019.

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Saskia de Brauw & Vincent van de Wijngaard - Ghosts Don’t Walk in Straight Lines
1 – 10 February 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, November 2018 

Bowery and Grand Street, 2018 © Saskia de Brauw & Vincent van de Wijngaard

Foam presents the project Ghosts Don’t Walk In Straight Lines by Saskia de Brauw and Vincent van de Wijngaard. For this project Saskia de Brauw, mostly known for her international career as a top model, crossed the streets of New York by foot, walking from North to South in one full day. The walk took Saskia on a journey through Manhattan, crossing many different neighborhoods, sparking observations, thoughts and memories.

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Feast for the Eyes – The Story of Food in Photography
21 December 2018 – 3 March 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, July 2018     


Peluquería Limones 1979 © Ouka Leele

Feast for the Eyes shows the rich history of food photography - not only in the visual arts, but also in commercial and scientific photography and photojournalism. From the banality of the diner-breakfast special of Stephen Shore the to the allegorical still life of Laura Letinsky, from Roger Fenton's extensive nineteenth-century displays of food to the cookbooks of the sixties. The extensive exhibition, Feast for the Eyes, explores the most important figures and movements in food photography.

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Foam 3h: Daan Paans - Panta Rhei
21 December 2018 - 10 February 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, November 2018 


Artefact #1: Polyresin (USA/China), 1981 © Daan Paans

Foam presents the work of Dutch artist Daan Paans in his first museum solo exhibition Panta Rhei. Comprising  photography, sculptures and a video piece, in this exhibition the artist plays with the way in which we assign value to artworks and historical artefacts, and how our interpretations change imperceptibly over time.

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Next Level: Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - Point Cloud, Old Growth
23 November 2018 – 10 February 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, October 2018 


Point Cloud, 2018, © Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukacs / Courtesy of AKINCI

As part of the exhibition series Next Level, Foam presents the first major solo exhibition of the Dutch artist duo Persijn Broersen (1974) and Margit Lukács (1973). In their monumental works, Broersen and Lukács reflect on nature as a mirror of human perception. In today’s visual culture, fiction is usurping the place of reality. The work also raises questions with respect to authorship, the divide between perception and reality, and the social and political agency of images.

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Daniel Shea - 43-35 10th Street
23 November 2018 – 27 February 2019 

Press release | Amsterdam, September 2018  


Lic 20 from the series 43 35 10th street 2017 © Daniel Shea

The work of Daniel Shea (b. 1985, USA) presents a seductive and disconcerting world of concrete, steel and glass. His cityscapes are poetic and timeless, yet they address the very real effects of capitalism on the urban landscape – and society at large. Daniel Shea is the winner of the 12th Foam Paul Huf Award, which is awarded annually by an international jury to talented photographers under the age of 35.

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Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Foam Members, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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