Below an overview of Foam's most recent press releases. Images are available exclusively for press with permission from Foam.

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Foam 3h: Theo Simpson - Part and Whole
19 January - 1 April 2018

Press release | 5 January 2018


Steel strata Mk1, 2017 © Theo Simpson/ Webber Gallery, London (detail)

Theo Simpson’s was selected as winner of the Outset | Unseen Exhibition Fund 2017 for his work that stands out for its unique visual language, combining photography with alternate forms of material expression such as sculpture and site-specific work. Simpson uses his own local landscape of Northern England as the starting point for an exploration of the dynamic interactions between ideologies, economies, industries and environments.

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Back to the Future
The 19th Century in the 21st Century
19 January – 28 March 2018

Press release | December 2017


Polystichum munitum, 2015 © Spiros Hadjidjanos

Back to the Future - the 19th Century in the 21st Century is an exhibition presenting the work of contemporary artists who use photographic techniques, methods and processes that trace back to those used by nineteenth Century photographers. These artists not only draw inspiration from those pioneering years, but also find surprising new ways to continue in that same tradition.

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The Other Half – The Activist Photography of Jacob Riis
16 February - 15 April 2018

Press release | 19 December 2017


Street Arabs in sleeping quarters, 1888-1889. © Lucas Foglia / Jacob Riis/ Museum of the City of New York

In 1870, the Danish immigrant Jacob Riis (1849-1914) arrived in New York City, aged twenty-one and penniless. This background stimulated his concern for the poor living conditions of inhabitants of the city’s Lower East Side. In time, his concern propelled him to become an important journalist and social reformer. In addition, he is now viewed as one of the founders of documentary photography.

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Lucas Foglia - Human Nature
2 February - 15 April 2018

Press release | 15 December 2017


Kate in an EEG Study of Cognition in the Wild, Strayer Lab, University of Utah, Utah © Lucas Foglia / Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery

Human Nature is a series of interconnected stories about nature, people, government, and the science of our relationship to wilderness. Lucas Foglia (b. 1983, US) deftly navigates the strange conceptual territory, where wild nature is both a quenching oasis and a shimmering mirage.

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Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, the City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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