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Foam 3h: Solène Gün - Turunç 
13 December 2019 - 16 February 2020

Press release | November 2019

Ali, from the series Turunç, 2018-2019 © Solène Gün

Foam presents the first solo museum exhibition of the French artist Solène Gün (1996). Her project Turunç is a series portraying the everyday life of young men of Turkish descent in the suburbs of Paris and Berlin. Herself of mixed French, Turkish and Kurdish ancestry, Gün seeks to capture their social environment. Her photographs document the hope, fraternity and solidarity that unites them as a community, despite the boredom, the violence and the despair they are confronted with.

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Wright Morris - The Home Place 
24 January - 5 April 2020

Press release | 20 November 2019

Wright Morris, Dresser Drawer, Ed’s Place, Norfolk, Nebraska, 1947 © Estate of Wright Morris

Foam will open 2020 with the first-ever exhibition in the Netherlands of the celebrated American author Wright Morris (1910-1998). As well as being a writer, Morris devoted a short period of his life to photography. In his own distinctive way, he portrayed the poverty and decline that plagued the United States in the 1930s and 40s. He incorporated his photographs in so-called ‘photo-text’ books in which images and writings reinforced each other. Although relatively unknown, and overshadowed by his prize-winning literature, his photographs are on a par with other iconic photographers of the time.

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Eric Gyamfi - Fixing Shadows
13 December 2019 - 11 March 2020

Press release | November 2019

Untitled, from the series Fixing shadows; Julius and I, 2018 © Eric Gyamfi

Eric Gyamfi (1990, Ghana) is the winner of the 13th Foam Paul Huf Award, which is awarded annually by an international jury to talented photographers under the age of 35. Gyamfi uses a wide array of visual techniques to create visual narratives that hover somewhere in between autobiography and fiction. His work comprises collages, texts, audio and photographs developed according to various methods, including cyanotype and silk screen printing. His portraits and diaristic installations are highly personal, yet transcend the artist’s individual experience.

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Adorned - The Fashionable Show
13 December 2019 - 11 March 2020

Press release | 10 October 2019

Untitled, from the series Boys of Hong Kong, 2018 © Alexandra Leese/ courtesy of the artist

The exhibition Adorned – The Fashionable Show presents intriguing and challenging fashion related photography projects created by a new generation of visual artists. They all work with fashion, but most of them are not straightforward fashion photographers. For them, fashion and style are primarily tools to construct or question identities, to empower people and to play with cultures, gender, race and ages.

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Foam announces new Foam Talents

Press release | 20 September 2019

Maggic Cube, 2019 © Adji Dieye

Foam is proud to announce the names of the 20 young artists whose work will feature in the upcoming Foam Magazine #55: Talent, which will be published in December 2019. Successively, in 2020 the Foam Talent Programme with talks, events and a large-scale presentation will travel internationally to New York, London and Berlin.

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Foam 3h: Dustin Thierry – Opulence
18 October - 8 December 2019

Press release | 3 September 2019

f.l.t.r. Matyouz LaDurée, Vinii Legendary Father of the House of Revlon, Gigi Da Blizzard Revlon at the 'On The Cover of Vogue' Ball under direction by Zueira Mizrahi. Berlin 2018, from the series Opulence © Dustin Thierry

Amsterdam-based photographer Dustin Thierry (Willemstad, Curaçao, 1985) began documenting the Dutch ballroom scene in 2013. This underground phenomenon originated in 19th-century America, where LGBTQ people gathered for drag masquerade balls where they could freely express themselves. A contemporary manifestation of the ballroom scene is rapidly expanding on a global scale, with its epicentres in New York and Paris.

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Lorenzo Vitturi – Materia Impura
18 October 2019 - 19 January 2020

Press release | 8 August 2019

Fused Cotisso, Terracotta, Manta, Ccochinilla Dyed Yarn Green Pigment, Plum in Gocta from the series Caminantes, 2019 © Lorenzo Vitturi

The body of work of Lorenzo Vitturi (1980, Italy) investigates urban changes beyond Western cities, processes of cultural mixing and their complexities, and the movement of people and goods in a globalised world. Playing with the combination of reality and fiction, mixing photography, sculpture, painting and performance, he builds temporary sets in his studio, drawing from specific geographical environments. 

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13 September - 4 December 2019

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.

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

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