Artist Talk: Traces of the Familiar
On Thursday 14 April, Foam organizes an artist talk that delves into the experimental nature of the work of Jaya Pelupessy and Felix van Dam.<br />

The exhibition Traces of the Familiar, now on view in Foam 3h, presents experimental photographs that the artists took with a camera they developed themselves. During the talk, Foam visitors will have the opportunity to get to know more about the work of Pelupessy and Van Dam in an evening of lectures by the artists and guest speakers who will place the work within a larger context.  

The experimentation and craftsmanship in the work of Jaya Pelupessy and Felix van Dam will be highlighted from different angles. Foam curator Kim Knoppers will start the evening with an explanation of the concept of the exhibition Traces of the Familiar. Saskia Asser, photo historian and conservator at Huis Marseille will speak about the artistic practice of Pelupessy and Van Dam in relation to photographic experiments of the 19th century. Pelupessy and Van Dam will explain themselves the technique of their camera, which combines silkscreen prints with photography. Subsequently artists Gábor Ősz and Jaap Scheeren will talk about their own experiments with the medium of photography.

Everyone is welcome for drinks in the café after the event.

Saskia Asser researches, writes texts and makes exhibitions about photography and photography history. At the moment she is a photo historian and conservator at Huis Marseille.

Jaya Pelupessy (Utrecht, 1989) & Felix van Dam (Utrecht, 1986) both studied at the HKU (Academy of Fine Arts Utrecht): Pelupessy graduated in 2013 in Photography and Van Dam in 2014 in Graphic Design. Traces of the Familiar is their first exhibition together.

Gábor Ősz (Dunaújváros, Hongarije, 1962) studied in Budapest, New York and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam where he settled after his graduation. His work has been on view at the Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2005), the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (2002) and The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2002). In 2010 he won the BMW Paris Photo Prize. Gábor Ősz’ work has been on view in the group exhibition Confrontation at Foam in 2005.

Jaap Scheeren (Nijmegen 1979) studied at the St. Joost Academie in Breda. In 2006 Foam presented his project Het Zwarte Gat (in collaboration with Anouk Kruithof). He presented his work at a.o. the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Hyères (Festival International de Mode et Photographie); and the Australian Centre for Photography. He published various books. The series Fake Flowers in Full Colour, in which Scheeren en Gremmen researched the possibility to create a three dimensional colour separation, was on view at Foam in 2011.

This exhibition Traces of the Familiar is made possible with support of the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund and the Van Bijlevelt Foundation.

The exhibition is on view in Foam 3h until 24 April.  

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Artist Talk: Traces of the Familiar