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What's Next Breakfast

20 September | 10.00 - 11.30 hrs

© Van Lennep

Exclusive press-event hosted by the new directors of Foam Marcel Feil & Nynke de Haan.

September marks the annual moment for Foam to reveal the names of the selected Foam Talents and the new exhibitions to look out for in 2020.

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

Press release | 3 September 2019

Untitled, 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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Foam Talent | Frankfurt
presenting a new generation of young photographers 
6 September – 1 November 2019
The Cube, Deutsche Börse AG, Mergenthalerallee 61 Eschbornt

Press Release | 1 August 2019

Ants from the series grass peonie bum 2017 © Maisie Cousins Courtesy of the artist and TJ Boulting

Foam and Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation present the exhibition Foam Talent 2019, with works from a new generation of visual artists. The work of these 20 outstanding young artists selected through the annual Foam Talent Call are featured in Foam Magazine #52, the Talent Issue. After being presented in Amsterdam, New York, and London, the Foam Talent exhibition will be on show at The Cube at the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation in Eschborn.

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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 3h: Kévin Bray – Morpher III 
12 July – 13 October 2019

Press Release | July 2019

Attached to it, 2019 © Kévin Bray

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.

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Next Level: 
Dominic Hawgood - Casting Out the Self
12 July – 13 October 2019

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.

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International follow-up for exhibition series Next Level
Ammodo supports new series of solo exhibitions for mid-career artists at Foam

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.

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Foam presents a major exhibition at anniversary edition of renowned international photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019:
ON EARTH – Image-making, Technology and the Natural World
1 July – 22 September 2019

Press Release | April 2019

Kate in an EEG Study of Cognition in the Wild, Strayer Lab, University of Utah, Utah 2015 © Lucas Foglia / Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery

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.

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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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