Autumn Break at Foam
No need to get bored during the autumn break: there is more than enough to do and see at Foam. Here are eight highlights from our public programmes:

21 and 28 October 2018

Bukubuku, 1991 © Masahisa Fukase Archives

Foam offers walk-in workshops inspired by the exhibition Masahisa Fukase - Private Scenes during the weekends, for all ages. In this walk-in workshop you will follow the footsteps of Masahisa Fukase by making an experimental, biographical photo by using various materials. Experiment with others with color, frame and composition to look for your personal style.

Foam provides Olympus-OMD cameras for this workshop.

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With this colourful camera in their hands, kids are instantly morphed into masters of photography or ''FotoBaas.'' The FotoBaas camera is especially designed for children ages 4 through 10 to learn more about photography concepts in a fun and playful way.

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Wednesday 24 October 2018

Untitled, 2015 © Daniel Gordon Courtesy of the Foam Collection

During the autumn break, Foam is organising a photography workshop for children aged 8-12, inspired by the current exhibition Loading... Works from the Foam Collection. The workshop starts with an interactive tour of the exhibition. Afterwards, the pupils can start creating their own 17th century inspired photograph, based on the work methods of the artists in the exhibition. The best results will be printed and taken home.

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18 and 25 October 2018

Guided tour, 2017 © Daniel Lewensztain

Discover the Foam exhibitions in a small group during the free Thursday night tours. Our experienced museum educators challenge you to really look closely at the works. Afterwards, there is the option to have dinner at the Foam Café.

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Sasuke, 1983, from the series A Game © Masahisa Fukase Archives

Foam is proud to present a large-scale retrospective with original prints by Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase (Hokkaido, 1934-2012). In addition to his seminal body of work Ravens, the exhibition contains a number of important photo series, publications and documentation dating from the early 1960s to 1992. 

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Portraits with a Yellow Window, 2011 © Daniel Gordon / Courtey of Wallspace New York

In 2014, Foam presented to the public work from its own collection for the first time, in the exhibition Reflected - Works from the Foam Collection. Since then, the collection has grown from over 400 to around 550 works of art. The collection – which is focused solely on contemporary photography – is still constantly developing. Loading… Works from the Foam Collection shows a selection of the most recent additions from the last five years.

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Mirror Study (_Q5A2059), 2016 © Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (1982, US) explores the conventions of portrait
photography and the role of the studio in his work. Sepuya’s work is rooted in homoerotic visual culture. Friends, muses and intimates from the queer community are the subject of his work. His work is more than a dialogue of intimate relationships between the artist and those portrayed; it is also a visual exploration of ideas surrounding representation, identity and sexuality.

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Laurence, 2016 © Senta Simond / Courtesy Webber Gallery, London

Senta Simond's work focuses on an intimate approach to the female body and portraiture. Her photographs feature a circle of acquaintances and respond to existing, and too often clichéd, representation of femininity. Foam shows black-and-white as well as colour works including a tryptic of Simond’s portraits in an intimate exhibition at Foam 3h, Foam’s space for young photographers.

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

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Autumn Break at Foam