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Feast for the Eyes – The Story of Food in Photography
21 December 2018 – 6 March 2019

Press Release | Amsterdam, July 2018     

Peluquería Limones 1979 © Ouka Leele

Feast for the Eyes shows the rich history of food photography - not only in the visual arts, but also in commercial and scientific photography and photojournalism. From the banality of the diner-breakfast special of Stephen Shore the to the allegorical still life of Laura Letinsky, from Roger Fenton's extensive nineteenth-century displays of food to the cookbooks of the sixties. The extensive exhibition, Feast for the Eyes, explores the most important figures and movements in food photography.

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Saskia de Brauw & Vincent van de Wijngaard - Ghosts Don’t Walk in Straight Lines
1 – 10 February 2019

Press Release | Amsterdam, November 2018 

Bowery and Grand Street, 2018 © Saskia de Brauw & Vincent van de Wijngaard

Foam presents the project Ghosts Don’t Walk In Straight Lines by Saskia de Brauw and Vincent van de Wijngaard. For this project Saskia de Brauw, mostly known for her international career as a top model, crossed the streets of New York by foot, walking from North to South in one full day. The walk took Saskia on a journey through Manhattan, crossing many different neighborhoods, sparking observations, thoughts and memories.

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Foam 3h: Daan Paans - Panta Rhei
21 December 2018 - 10 February 2019

Artefact #1: Polyresin (USA/China), 1981 © Daan Paans

Foam presents the work of Dutch artist Daan Paans in his first museum solo exhibition Panta Rhei. Comprising  photography, sculptures and a video piece, in this exhibition the artist plays with the way in which we assign value to artworks and historical artefacts, and how our interpretations change imperceptibly over time.

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Next Level:
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - Point Cloud, Old Growth
23 November 2018 – 10 February 2019

Point Cloud, 2018, © Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukacs / Courtesy of AKINCI

As part of the exhibition series Next Level, Foam presents the first major solo exhibition of the Dutch artist duo Persijn Broersen (1974) and Margit Lukács (1973). In their monumental works, Broersen and Lukács reflect on nature as a mirror of human perception. In today’s visual culture, fiction is usurping the place of reality. The work also raises questions with respect to authorship, the divide between perception and reality, and the social and political agency of images.

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Foam 3h: Rebecca Sampson - Apples for Sale
2 November – 16 December 2018

Press Release | Amsterdam, September 2018  

Gathering of Indonesian housemaids on their day off – Victoria Park, Hong Kong, 2017 © Rebecca Sampson

Foam is proud to present the first museum solo exhibition of the German-American artist Rebecca Sampson (1984). Her work is a photographic study of the daily life of Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong. With little to no leisure time or personal space, these labour migrants construct a parallel identity using social media channels. Far from home and in a completely female subculture, the women develop an ambiguous sexual identity. Sampson portrays this population in a layered multi-media narrative, consisting of documentary photography, social media footage, and text.

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Daniel Shea - 43-35 10th Street
23 November 2018 – 27 February 2019 

Press Release | Amsterdam, September 2018  

Lic 20 from the series 43 35 10th street 2017 © Daniel Shea

The work of Daniel Shea (b. 1985, USA) presents a seductive and disconcerting world of concrete, steel and glass. His cityscapes are poetic and timeless, yet they address the very real effects of capitalism on the urban landscape – and society at large. Daniel Shea is the winner of the 12th Foam Paul Huf Award, which is awarded annually by an international jury to talented photographers under the age of 35.

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Foam Talent: announcing selected photographers
20 photographers selected for Foam Magazine Talent issue

Press release | 4 September 2018

1610-05-09, from the series Orchid from the series grass, peonie, bum, 2015 © Maisie Cousins (detail)

Foam is delighted to announce the names of the 20 young artists, whose work will feature in the upcoming Foam Magazine #52: Talent, which will be published in December 2018. Successively, in 2019 the Foam Talent Programme with talks, events and large-scale presentations will travel internationally to San Francisco, New York, London, Paris and Frankfurt.

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Loading… Works from the Foam Collection
14 September - 18 November 2018

Press release | July 2018

Portrait with a Yellow Window, 2011 © Daniel Gordon / Courtesy of Wallspace New York (detail)

In 2014, Foam presented to the public work from its own collection for the first time, in the exhibition Reflected - Works from the Foam Collection. Since then, the collection has grown from over 400 to around 550 works of art. The collection – which is focused solely on contemporary photography – is still constantly developing. Loading… Works from the Foam Collection shows a selection of the most recent additions from the last five years. It features work from 30 international photographers in a diverse exhibition that reflects Foam’s exhibition programme. 

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Paul Mpagi Sepuya – Double Enclosure 
14 September - 18 November 2018 

Press release | 31 July 2018

Mirror Study (_Q5A2059), 2016 © Paul Mpagi Sepuya (detail)

Foam presents the first solo exhibition by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (born 1982, USA) in Europe. In his exhibition Double Enclosure, Sepuya enters into a dialogue with himself as artist, his subjects and the spectator. He comments on the medium of photography as a construction of longing: the longing to record things, to look, to touch and to keep.

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Masahisa Fukase - Private Scenes
7 September – 12 December 2018

Press release | July 2018

Sasuke 1983, from the series A Game © Masahisa Fukase Archives (detail)

The lifework of Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase (Hokkaido, 1934–2012) remained largely inaccessible for over two decades, following a tragic fall that left the artist with permanent brain damage. After his death the archives were gradually disclosed, revealing a wealth of material that had never been shown before. Foam presents a large-scale retrospective with original prints from the Masahisa Fukase Archives in Tokyo. In addition to his seminal body of work Ravens, the exhibition contains a number of important photo series, publications and documentation dating from the early 1960s to 1992.

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


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