Press Release | April 2017
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall in London proudly present Foam Talent, a group exhibition bringing together innovative image makers under the age of 35. This year twenty four young photographers will tour internationally – and it is the second time that Foam brings its selection of Foam Talents to London. The opening of the exhibition will coincide with Photo London.
Every year Foam organises the Foam Talent Call to identify young and international talents. From a total of 1494 submissions from 75 different countries across 6 continents, 24 photographers were selected to be featured in the annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue. The exhibition Foam Talent, developed from photos featured in the latest Talent Issue, installing together the work of a new generation of young artists. With this exhibition Foam presents its views on the current state of photography and creates a platform that introduces emerging talents in the international world of photography.
Photo-objects, discrete installations, beamers, lightboxes and wallpapers - Foam Talent exceeds expectations of a classic photography exhibition. From the conceptual approach to the both mythical and violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro by Stefanie Moshammer, the colourful photographic constructions of Nico Krijno, to the chemical experiments on film by Daisuke Yokota in which the camera becomes irrelevant, the exhibition displays great diversity in artistic approaches. With each portfolio the selected artists prove to have very distinct and unique visions within a variety of genres. In a presentation of more than 100 photographs Foam Talent reflects the diversity of creative approach that marks recent developments in the medium.
With work by: Sofia Ayarzagoitia (MX), Juno Calypso (UK), Bubi Canal (ES/US), Paolo Ciregia (IT), Sam Contis (US), Jack Davison (UK), Nicolo Degiorgis (IT), Katinka Goldberg (SE/NO), Andrea Grützner (DE), Samuel Gratacap (FR), Maxime Guyon (FR), Felicity Hammond (UK), Alexandra Hunts (UA/NL), Taejoong Kim (KR), Nico Krijno (ZA), Leo Maguire (UK), Stefanie Moshammer (AT), Andrés Felipe Orjuela (CO), Antonio Ottomanelli (IT), Daan Paans (NL), Louise Parker (US), Andrejs Strokins (LV), Ilona Szwarc (PL/US) and Daisuke Yokota (JP).
The synergy between Amsterdam’s leading photography museum and London’s laboratory and presentation space for contemporary art and artists, lies in their focus on identifying and developing new talent. Foam and Beaconsfield both direct their energies into providing a platform for the current generation of contemporary young artists, facilitating their exposure to a growing international audience.
Foam Magazine #45 (Talent) serves as a base for the exhibition Foam Talent, featuring portfolios and biographies on the 24 photographers, plus extensive texts by several leading international experts.
The annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue and the related Talent Programme are supported by the Niemeijer Fund.
Foam Talent is made possible with support from Downtown International, Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab and Star Frame, with additional support from The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London, United Kingdom.
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine, published by Foam and Vandejong Creative Agency, distributed by Frame Publishers and sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV.
Foam Talent can be seen from 18 May to 18 June at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London UK. General Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11.00 - 17.00 hrs.
Public opening 17 May 18.30 - 21.00 hrs.
Press preview with curators tour at 17.30 hrs (only by invitation or via press accreditation: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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