Press Release | 23 December 2016
Foam proudly presents Foam Talent at Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York. A group exhibition bringing together 24 innovative image makers under the age of 35. It’s the first time that Foam brings its selection of Foam Talents to New York. The exhibition will take place during the 37th edition of The Photography Show (presented by AIPAD).
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 with work from the latest Talent Issue, brings together the work of an international young generation of 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, installations, beamers, lightboxes and wallpapers: Foam Talent goes beyond your 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 with more than 100 photographs Foam Talent reflects the diverse and often surprising development of the medium of photography.
Untitled 2014 from the series Empire © Samuel Gratacap
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)
With the exhibition, Foam Magazine #45 (Talent) serves as a catalogue, 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 | New York is made possible with support from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York, Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab and Star Frame.
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 | New York can be seen from 30 March - 16 April 2017 at Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, New York. Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm (daily).
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.
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