Member Hours: Bill Brandt and John Edmonds

On Tuesday 8 and Friday 18 March, the museum will open its doors exclusively for Foam Members. Come and see the new exhibitions The Beautiful and the Sinister by Bill Brandt and A Sidelong Glance by John Edmonds before opening hours, from 08.00 - 10.00 hrs.

Member Hours are open to Foam Fans(+) and Family, members of Club Foam, Foam Fund, and employees of Foam's Corporate Partners. Showing your Foam pass or employee pass will give you access to the museum.

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Francis Bacon on Primrose Hill, London, 1963 © Bill Brandt.

About Bill Brandt

The exhibition The Beautiful and the Sinister by Bill Brandt demonstrates the close relationship between the art of the European avant-garde, in particular Surrealism, and his own work. From his earliest photographs in the nineteen-thirties, taken when he was still an amateur, to his portraits and nudes in later years, Brandt shows a permanent fascination with the strange. Departing from the notion that the sinister (more accurately in German: 'unheimlich') is an ever-present element of Brandt’s photographs, the exhibition shows how this characteristic manifests itself in both his photojournalistic and artistic photography.

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Elephant & Castle Underground, 1940 © Bill Brandt.

About John Edmonds

In the exhibition A Sidelong Glance, Edmonds examines issues of identity and power from an African-American perspective in an apparently simple yet essentially culturally complex way. The African art objects Edmonds uses in the work have many facets. They function as symbols of traditional African cultural heritage or bearers of meanings of diaspora and memory. No matter what their exact reference is, they function as a means to explore subjects such as displacement and expropriation in contemporary society. Not only does Edmonds broaden the tradition of studio portraiture, but he also thoughtfully claims his place in rewriting the past and anchors it in our current world, where authenticity and identity are fluid.

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Face As Mask II, 2018 © John Edmonds.

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

In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund.

Holding a sculpture from the Ashanti 2019 C John Edmonds

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Member Hours: Bill Brandt and John Edmonds