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Press release | 11 June 2019
Couple in a Café, near the place d’Italie, c. 1932 © Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris
Foam is proud to announce the first retrospective of Brassaï in the Netherlands. This French photographer of Hungarian descent is considered as one of the key figures of 20th-century photography. Brassaï (1899- 1984) created countless iconic images of 1930s Parisian life. He was famous for capturing the grittier aspects of the city, but also documented high society, including the ballet, opera, and intellectuals - among them his friends and contemporaries like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Henri Matisse. The exhibition at Foam traces his career with over 170 vintage prints, plus a selection of drawings, a sculpture and documentary material.
Press Release | July 2019
From 12 July, Foam 3h presents the work of Kévin Bray (France, 1989). There is likely no other artist who mixes and matches more than Kévin Bray. He graduated as a graphic designer and moves across the boundaries of various disciplines with ease. His work is a hybrid of techniques, motifs and formal languages in which he brings together painting, graphic design, sculpture, video, 3D photography and sound design.
Press release | June 2019
Cosmic Chakra, 2016 © Dominic Hawgood
As part of the Next Level exhibition series, Foam presents the work of multi-disciplinary artist Dominic Hawgood (1980, UK). In this exhibition, titled Casting Out the Self, Hawgood visualises the effect of the drug dimethyltryptamine (DMT), which he personally experienced as a transfer into the digital realm. His work creates a hallucinatory effect: photographs seem to move, flat surfaces reveal hidden depths, and the perception of space turns out to be an illusion.
Press release | May 2019
CG visualisation, 2019 © Dominic Hawgood
Following four spectacular exhibitions by Dutch artists including Melanie Bonajo and Anouk Kruithof, Foam’s Next Level series will have a follow-up with international artists. With the support of Ammodo, in the coming four years Foam will annually present an outstanding exhibition by an exceptional mid-career talent. The first to feature in the new series is the British artist Dominic Hawgood. His images, created using the latest digital technologies, are on display in Foam starting 12 July 2019.
Press release | April 2019
In 2012, the American artist Alex Prager (1979, Los Angeles) won the Foam Paul Huf Award for her series Compulsion. Seven years later, Prager returns to Foam with an exhibition entitled Silver Lake Drive, in which she unites ten years of her photographic and film works. Prager’s work is cinematic, drawing inspiration from her surroundings, personal experiences, street photography, pop culture and film. She utilises a range of style elements reminiscent of early film genres such as film noir, thriller, melodrama and crime fiction. Women have frequently been the protagonist in Prager’s work, driven by emotion.
Press Release | April 2019
Foam will present a large thematic exhibition at the 50th edition of the Rencontres d’Arles, the largest and most respected photography festival in the world. The exhibition, entitled On Earth - Image-making, Technology and the Natural World, brings together the work of over 25 contemporary artists who use innovative imaging strategies to reflect on the evolving relationship between humans and nature. With this exhibition Foam underlines it’s wish to both represent the latest developments in photography and to exhibit cutting-edge and relevant works. The exhibition will be presented at Atelier des Forges in Arles, France.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.