Museumnacht 2019
During Museumnacht the entire museum is all about exploring photography and the stories behind it.

Alongside the three exhibitions on view - Brassaï, Lorenzo Vitturi and Dustin Thierry - visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a lively programme of live acts, workshops and more. 

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Discover Paris by night à la Brassaï! Visit Foam during Museumnacht for a chance to win a weekend getaway to the city of lights and love. Travel and accommodation are covered, all you have to do is choose who you want to bring along.

How to participate: Visit Foam during Museumnacht and use your bracelet to return before 3 December. During your visit, take a photo of your favourite work by Brassaï and share it on social media. Make sure to tag @foam_amsterdam and the person you want to bring along with you to Paris. The winner will be announced on 4 December.

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Couple in a Café, near the place d’Italie, c. 1932 © Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris

Brassaï (1899- 1984) created countless iconic images of 1930s Parisian life. He was famous for capturing the grittier aspects of the city, but also documented high society, including the ballet, opera, and intellectuals - among them his friends and contemporaries like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Henri Matisse. The exhibition at Foam traces his career with over 170 vintage prints, plus a selection of drawings, a sculpture and documentary material.

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Fused Cotisso, Terracotta, Manta, Ccochinilla Dyed Yarn Green Pigment, Plum in Gocta, from the series Caminantes, 2019 © Lorenzo Vitturi

The body of work of Lorenzo Vitturi (1980, Italy) investigates urban changes beyond Western cities, processes of cultural mixing and their complexities, and the movement of people and goods in a globalised world. Playing with the combination of reality and fiction, mixing photography, sculpture, painting and performance, he builds temporary sets in his studio, drawing from specific geographical environments. His projects focus on cities including Lagos, London and Venice and selected areas in Peru; on their colours and shapes and the communities that inhabit them.

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Untitled, from the series Opulence © Dustin Thierry

The work of Amsterdam-based photographer Dustin Thierry (Curaçao, 1985) testifies to a vibrant and timely revival of the Ballroom scene, but also points to persistent discrimination and marginalisation of black and queer communities worldwide. Thierry is a self-taught photographer and started employing photography as a means of empowerment after moving to the Netherlands from the Caribbean island of Curaçao as a teenager. Becoming increasingly exposed to racial issues, he sought a way to channel and convey his own awareness to others.

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A ticket to Museumnacht (€ 22,50) gives you access to all participating museums for one night. Your bracelet serves as a free ticket to any of the museums afterwards until 31 December 2019.

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

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Museumnacht 2019