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Press release | 8 March 2018
Daniel Shea (1985, US) was chosen as the winner of the twelfth Foam Paul Huf Award today. This annual prize, given to a photography talent under 35 years, consists of €20.000 and an exhibition at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
Press release | 23 February 2018
Foam is proud to present Bamako Portraits: the first-ever retrospective of the studio photography by Seydou Keïta (c. 1921 – 2001, Mali) in the Netherlands. His oeuvre reflects a portrait of an era that captures Bamako’s transition from a cosmopolitan city in a French colony to the proud capital of independent Mali. Seydou Keïta portrayed his fellow citizens in a way not seen by the outside world before.
Press release |20 February 2018
The Unseen, 2015 © Tereza Zelenkova (detail)
According to an old Slavic legend, a snake inhabits people’s homes and brings happiness and prosperity to the household. This ‘snake housekeeper’ was traditionally welcomed with a bowl of milk on the threshold. The story is one of the many folk tales from the Czech Republic which Tereza Zelenkova (1985, Ostrava) seeks to revive. Over the course of two years, the artist accumulated numerous stories that formed the starting point for extensive journeys through the landscape of her childhood.
Press release | February 2018
Untitled no1, From the series Traces © Weronika Geşicka / Foam Talent
Foam returns to Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York to present Foam Talent; the group exhibition bringing together 20 international artists whose work explores a myriad of subjects and techniques. Selected through the annual Foam Talent Call – the largest to date, with 1.790 submissions from 75 different countries – the 20 image-makers presented in this exhibition represent a cross section of the current state of photography.
Press release | 5 January 2018
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.
Press release | December 2017
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.
Press release | 19 December 2017
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.
Press release | 15 December 2017
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.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, the City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.