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Liz Johnson Artur - of life of love of sex of movement of hope
15 October 2021 – 9 February 2022

Press Release | September 2021

© Liz Johnson Artur

Foam presents the solo exhibition of life of love of sex of movement of hope by London-based photographer Liz Johnson Artur. The exhibition celebrates daily events and brings them together as a form of storytelling in an attempt to elevate human emotion.

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Shigeru Onishi - The Possibility of Existence
17 September - 9 January 2022

Press Release | September 2021

Title Unknown, 1950s © Estate of Shigeru Onishi, care of Tomoharu Onishi, courtesy of MEM, Tokyo.

Foam proudly presents the brilliant but forgotten work from the short photographic career of Shigeru Onishi (1928-1994). Foam is exhibiting a broad selection of vintage prints in combination with some of these ink paintings, which indicate the continuation of his artistry.

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Foam 3h: Alexandra Rose Howland
- Leave and Let Us Go
17 September – 5 December 2021

Press Release | September 2021

Fatima, 2020, Leave and Let Us Go © Alexandra Rose Howland / courtesy of Artist

Alexandra Rose Howland (1990, US/UK) presents an intimate portrait of Iraq, a country that is often misunderstood and misrepresented.  In 2017, Howland moved to Iraq and began her long time work to understand and translate a people caught in the middle of conflict. During her time photographing there, she started collecting smartphone photos, videos and family photo albums of over fifty Iraqis from across the country, creating Leave and Let Us Go.

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Foam Talent 2021 | Digital
An online exhibition celebrating a new generation of image-makers shaping the future of photography.

Press Release | August 2021

Image from the series Quarantine Blues © Leonard Suryajaya, courtesy of the artist

Following the award-winning first edition of 2020, Foam presents a brand new online exhibition: Foam Talent 2021 | Digital. This multi-media platform showcases the work of 20 artists that were selected through the annual Foam Talent Call. Their projects are translated into the digital realm, supported by audio, video and interactive elements. Liberating the photographs from their frames and taking them beyond the museum walls, the exhibition pushes the boundaries of the medium and explores the outlines of its future form. It connects facets of the extensive Foam Talent programme, offering podcasts, Zoom talks, limited Editions and more. The visitor is invited to explore and immerse themselves in the endless possibilities and perspectives that contemporary photography has to offer.

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Jane'a Johnson new Artistic Director Foam

Press Release | July 2021     

On Earth, 2020 © Foam. Photo: Christian van der Kooy.

Jane’a Johnson (US) will be the new Artistic Director at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. Johnson will join the management of Foam with Nynke de Haan (Managing Director), per 1 October 2021.

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Now You See Me Moria
2 July - 6 October 2021

Press Release | May 2021     

Now You See Me Moria. Photo by Qutaeba.

Personal experiences, anger and pain are the basis of a special project in which refugees share photos and stories via Instagram about their daily life in Moria, the largest refugee camp in Europe, located in Greece.

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Foam Talent | Amsterdam 2020
18 December 2020 - 6 October 2021

Press Release | November 2020

From the series Maggic Cube, 2019 © Adjie Dieye, courtesy of the artist. 

Although Foam Talent is a symbol of a wide range of genres and uses of photography, this edition is characterized by in-depth identity issues. Where Alba Zari tries to construct a portrait of her unknown biological father through old family photos and computer technology, Luther Konadu's work is a reflection of the photographic portrait itself: through cutting and pasting he investigates the construction of identity. Adji Dieye responds to economically determined stereotypes and traditional roles by reinventing an African tradition of studio portrait photography. Karla Hiraldo Voleau distorts fact and fiction and undermines the male gaze through selfies and intimate portraits of her Latin lovers.

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Out now: Foam Magazine #59: Histories – The Archival Issue

Press Release | June 2021     

Image from the series Playing with Visual Fragments © Sofia Yala Rodrigues, courtesy of the artist.

The new issue of Foam Magazine focuses on the archive as subject and looks at contemporary ways of engaging with archival images, and their remediation as a form of activation and critical analysis.

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

In 2021 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and Kickstart Cultuurfonds.

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