The evening starts with an introduction about the work of Lorenzo Vitturi by Foam curator Kim Knoppers. Followed by dancers Germaine Ching-Yong and Raquel Tijsterman who to respond to Vitturi's Caminantes project. Dressed in unique costumes made from Peruvian textiles with details made from Venetian glass, the family history of Vitturi is told through dance. The performance is a reflection of the encounter and fusion of different cultures. The stage for this special performance is the canal garden of Foam, where you can also see a sculpture by Vitturi. After the performance, there is a short Q&A with the dancers and the possibility to view the exhibition outside of regular opening hours in full.
Before the event it is possible to dine in the Foam Café. Inspired by the exhibition, the café will prepare a special Peruvian soup. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday 15 January to sign up.
Visitors in the exhibition Lorenzo Vitturi - Materia Impura, 2019 © Daniel Lewensztain
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition Materia Impura summarises ten years of research, combining Vitturi’s earlier projects Money Must Be Made (2017), Droste Effect, Debris and Other Problems (2016) and Dalston Anatomy (2013). It also presents the first output of Vitturi’s new work Caminantes (Spanish for walkers). In Vitturi’s photographs, we see a cacophony of texture and colour. The camera documents the makeshift sculptures and interventions in the landscape, and as such, they endure. They mirror the impermanent nature of a rapidly changing globalised world in which cultures fuse. Meanwhile, their reintroduction in the exhibition space as photographic images and physical sculptures allows us to reflect on constant cycles of production, destruction, and recreation.
Read more about the exhibition Lorenzo Vitturi - Materia Impura, on view at Foam from until 19 January 2020 here.
The exhibition is made possible by the Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.