Press release | 14 December 2018
On 12 January Foam is launching a new pop-up 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. The work of these 20 outstanding young artists selected through the annual Foam Talent Call will be featured in Foam Magazine # 52, Talent Issue (to be released this week). After the presentation at Foam Next Door the Foam Talent exhibition will tour to New York, London and Frankfurt.
The 20 selected photographers give insight as to the position of contemporary photography today. These upcoming photographers cross the borders of the photographic medium with striking ease. Object installations in which the experience of the work is just as important as the aesthetic value are as readily found as classic two-dimensional photographs, while archival materials continue to play an important role, together with multi-layered, long-term research.
FOAM TALENTS 2019
Florian Amoser (Switzerland), He Bo (China), Valentine Bo (Ukraine), Chen Zhe (China), Maisie Cousins (United Kingdom), Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (France), Jalan&Jibril Durimel (France), Sophie Gabrielle (Australia), Eric Gyamfi (Ghana), Thomas Hauser (France), Gregory Eddi Jones (United States), Stelios Kallinikou (Cyprus), Takashi Kawashima (Japan), Dima Komarov (Russia), Lilly Lulay (Germany), Jaya Pelupessy (Netherlands), Daniel Shea (United States), Senta Simond (Switzerland), Salvatore Vitale (Italy) and Carmen Winant (United States).
The exhibition will be presented at Foam Next Door, a temporary location at Keizersgracht 617. The festive opening will take place on Saturday, 12 January 2019 by the night mayor Shamiro van der Geld in the presence of the artists and with music by SYMBIOSYS.
Official opening: 12 January 2019, 8PM
Foam Next Door – Keizersgracht 617
The Foam Talent programme and the annual Talent Issue of Foam Magazine are supported by The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, the Niemeijer Fonds and the VandenEnde Foundation.
Foam Talent is made possible by: Outset Netherlands, Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab, Snijder Schilderwerken and Starframe. With special thanks to Adyen. Mediapartners: DAZED and Het Parool.
Foam Talent 2019 can be seen from 13 January to 3 March 2019 at Foam Next Door. Open daily 10am - 6pm, Thurs/Fri 10am - 9pm.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Foam Members, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.
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