To celebrate our 15th anniversary, Foam is organising a broad range of activities throughout 2017 united by the theme of collaboration, under the title Collaborate!. Foam Fusion is one of the focal points of this year dedicated to venturing into new territories, exploring beyond the limits of photography and developing ties across different disciplines.
The festival's programme, fueled by the fusion of these diverse perspectives, consists of surprising presentations and performances, a variety of round table discussions, artist talks and workshops. The participants, ranging from cultural institutions and collectives, to individual artists and researchers, like Foam, place great value on collaboration and its evolving role within their respective fields.
Installation shot, 2017 © Michel Boulogne (detail)
Each day of Foam Fusion kicks off with a breakfast session and ends with Music & Cocktails. Highlights include: on Friday a performance by the dance collective ISH in collaboration with artist Matthias Oostrik; on Saturday a key-note speech by Richard Mosse (The Enclave, Incoming); on Sunday an anonymous art auction hosted by the collective Dead Darlings. Throughout the weekend workshops are held by Lele Saveri (founder 8Ball Community) in the exhibition Collectivism. Collectives and their quest for value.
- Patty Morgan Internet Café - artist cubicles hosted by the Dutch online platform Patty Morgan
- Interactive installation plplpl.pl, anti-surveillance machine by Matthias Oostrik X BeamLab
- Students of the Rietveld Academy reflect on collaboration
- Raphaël Dallaporta's cross-disciplinary projects
The Collaborate! programme is made possible with the support of Fonds21, the Mondriaan Fund, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and VSBfonds.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.