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Foam Talent | New York
22 March – 10 April 2019
Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, New York

Press Release | Amsterdam, February 2019


The element from the series Your next step would be to do the Transmission, 2018 © Valentine Bo

For the 3rd year Foam returns to Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York to present Foam Talent; a group exhibition bringing together a new generation of international artists. Selected through the annual Foam Talent Call the twenty image-makers presented in this exhibition representing a photography.

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Tyler Mitchell – I Can Make You Feel Good
19 April – 5 June 2019

Press Release | Amsterdam, February 2019

Untitled (Two Girls Embrace), 2018 © Tyler Mitchell

This spring, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam proudly presents I Can Make You Feel Good, photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell’s (1995, US) first solo exhibition. Alongside a selection of images from the artist’s personal and commissioned work, Foam is also premiering two of Mitchell’s video works: Idyllic Space and Chasing Pink, Found Red.

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Eva O'Leary - Happy Valley
1 March 2019 - 28 April 2019

Press Release | Amsterdam, February 2019

Babysitting, 2014  © Eva O’Leary

Happy Valley is the nickname for the town of State College in Pennsylvania (US), the hometown of American-Irish artist Eva O'Leary (1989). The place is a poster for a perfect suburban American life. A tranquil, comfortable and blissful place where Penn State University and its popular football team, The Penn State Nittany Lions.

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Scheltens & Abbenes - ZEEN
15 March - 5 June 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, February 2019


Cos, Collections, Soap Bars, 2012 © Scheltens & Abbenes

In the spring of 2019, Foam will present the largest museum solo exhibition of the artist duo Scheltens & Abbenes so far. The duo is seen as the most progressive still-life photographers in the Netherlands today. Maurice Scheltens (1972) and Liesbeth Abbenes (1970) have managed to build an international artistic practice at the intersection of commissioned and autonomous photography.

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Santu Mofokeng - Stories
15 February - 28 April 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, 20 December 2018


Laying of hands, Johannesburg Soweto Line 1986 © Santu Mofokeng

The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections, followed by the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president, an historic event that marked the end of apartheid. South African photographer Santu Mofokeng (b. Newclare, South Africa, 1956) documented the everyday lives of rural sharecroppers and of labourers in the townships at a time when propaganda dominated the media, his images offer a more nuanced understanding of daily life under apartheid and after. From 15 February on, Foam presents a retrospective consisting largely of previously unseen works from the photographer’s personal archives.

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Erwin Blumenfeld 
15 February - 14 April 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, 20 December 2018


Pat Blake for Vogue NY, 1954 © The Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld

The German fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) is one of the most celebrated and best-paid fashion photographers of his time. Although mostly known for his oeuvre in black and white, the exhibition in Foam focuses on the colour photography he made during his New York period (1941-1960) which brought him worldwide recognition.

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Foam Next Door
Presenting Foam Talent 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, December 2018


Kaelyn and the girls © Durimel (detail)

On 12 January Foam is opening a new temporary venue: Foam Next Door. In a former office space at Keizersgracht 617 – two doors down from the museum – Foam will present the brand new exhibition Foam Talent 2019, with works from a new generation of visual artists from 13 January to 3 March 2019.

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Feast for the Eyes – The Story of Food in Photography
21 December 2018 – 3 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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Foam 3h: Daan Paans - Panta Rhei
21 December 2018 - 10 February 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, November 2018 


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

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