Foam Talent 2019 | Amsterdam
Foam is launching a new pop-up venue: Foam Next Door. In this former office space – two doors down from the museum – Foam presents the brand new exhibition Foam Talent 2019, with works from a new generation of visual artists.

The 20 selected photographers give insight as to the position of contemporary photography today. These upcoming photographers cross the borders of the photographic medium with striking ease. Object installations in which the experience of the work is just as important as the aesthetic value are as readily found as classic two-dimensional photographs, while archival materials continue to play an important role, together with multi-layered, long-term research.

The work of these 20 outstanding young artists selected through the annual Foam Talent Call are featured in Foam Magazine #52, Talent Issue. After the presentation at Foam Next Door the Foam Talent exhibition will tour to New York, London and Frankfurt.

The festive opening will take place on Saturday, 12 January 2019 by the night mayor Shamiro van der Geld in the presence of the artists and with music by SYMBIOSYS.

The Talent Issue of Foam Magazine serves as an exhibition catalogue and provides more in-depth texts around the featured artists' work.

Florian Amoser (Switzerland), He Bo (China), Valentine Bo (Ukraine), Chen Zhe (China), Maisie Cousins (United Kingdom), Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (France), Jalan&Jibril Durimel (France), Sophie Gabrielle (Australia), Eric Gyamfi (Ghana), Thomas Hauser (France), Gregory Eddi Jones (United States), Stelios Kallinikou (Cyprus), Takashi Kawashima (Japan), Dima Komarov (Russia), Lilly Lulay (Germany), Jaya Pelupessy (Netherlands), Daniel Shea (United States), Senta Simond (Switzerland), Salvatore Vitale (Italy) and Carmen Winant (United States).

The Foam Talent programme and the annual Talent Issue of Foam Magazine are supported by The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, the Niemeijer Fonds and the VandenEnde Foundation.

Foam Talent is made possible by Outset Netherlands, Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab, Down Town International, Snijder Schilderwerken, Starframe, Oschatz Visuele Medien and Asahi Super Dry.

With special thanks to Adyen.

Media partners: DAZED and Het Parool.

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

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Foam Talent 2019 | Amsterdam