Book launch Jaap Scheeren
Flipping the Bird

Photographer Jaap Scheeren has a long history with Foam, starting with the exhibition The Black Hole in 2006 together with Anouk Kruithof. On Thursday 9 June, he will return to present his new photo novel Flipping the Bird in Foam Editions. During this festive evening, Jaap will present and sign his new book.

About the book

Flipping the Bird tells the story of a person who goes in search of his relationship with nature. During many walks in the Dutch dune areas, a connection develops between the protagonist and the flora and fauna. At first, they experience beauty and wonder, but gradually friendship and even love develop.

The book is published in both Dutch and English and will be accompanied by a special edition in a limited print. The story in the book was also used for a short film, produced with Rik van den Bos and the Noord Nederlands Toneel, which will be shown during the evening.

Flipping the Bird, 2020 © Jaap Scheeren.

Foam is supported by de VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.

In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and receives a contribution through the Mondriaan Fund from the Ministerie van OCW.

Flipping the Bird, 2020 C Jaap Scheeren

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Book launch Jaap Scheeren
Flipping the Bird