Museumnacht at Foam
During Museumnacht the entire museum turns into The Great Foam Talent Show. In addition to the exciting Foam Talent exhibition, you can discover the works of André Kertész and an exciting collaborative project with Indonesian platform Ruang Mes 56.


From the series Traces, 2017 © Weronika Gęsicka / Foam Talent

EXHIBITION | 7pm - 2 am
This year – for the first time – Foam presents the exhibition Foam Talent in Amsterdam. The show features 20 international artists whose work explores a myriad of subjects and techniques. Selected through the annual Foam Talent Call – the largest to date, with 1.790 submissions from 75 different countries – the 20 image-makers presented in this exhibition represent a cross section of the current state of photography.
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WORKSHOP | 7pm - 11pm
Get inspired by the work of Foam Talent Weronika Gęsicka (Poland, 1984) and be part of a real-life faceswap. Swap your face for one night with someone you do not know yet. Join the photo studio and take your new face into the night. Note: you will have to work for the real result - apps are prohibited and nothing will be retouched.

CBTV-LIVE | 8.30pm, 9.30pm, 10.30pm and 11.30pm
As part of the museum's 15th anniversary, Foam is organising a broad range of activities under the title Collaborate!. The collaboration with the academies KABK (NL) and ECAL (CH) brought together the duo Jonathan Hielkema and Vincent Levrat. Their initially mandatory collaboration evolved into the birth of a television channel: CBTV (Collaborate! TV). During Museumnacht, they exchange recordings and live interviews with talents about their own collaborations and involve visitors in the process of their live productions.

Campaign photography Museumnacht 2017 © Jan Hoek & Duran Lantink / Museumnacht Amsterdam

Splashed around the city over the past few weeks, you couldn’t have missed the head-turning work of photographer Jan Hoek and stylist Duran Lantink. Hoek and Lantink joined forces to develop this year’s Museumnacht campaign images. The two are long affiliated with Foam, going as far back as 2013 with Hoek’s solo exhibition at Foam 3h and last year the popular Sistaaz of the Castle project presented by Foam and FashionWeek Amsterdam. During Museumnacht Hoek and Lantink will discuss their collaborative energy and share a preview of their upcoming project.


Nageur sous l’eau, Esztergom, Hongrie, 1917 © André Kertész, Ministère de la Culture / Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Dist Rmn © Donation André Kertész

EXHIBITION | 7pm - 2 pm
Mirroring Life
is a retrospective exhibition of the work of photographer André Kertész (1894–1985). Kertész is famous today for his extraordinary contribution to the language of photography in the 20th century. The exhibition, with mainly black-and-white as well as a selection of colour photographs, explores his creative capacity, using unusual compositions to create a new perspective of reality. It is an homage to the photographer whom Henri Cartier-Bresson viewed as one of his mentors.
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Using reflections, doubles and shadows, André Kertész continually plays with the suggestion of presence and absence, the difference between what we see and what we feel. His visual language made him into a leading figure of the Parisian avant-garde. Draw inspiration from the work on view in the exhibition before heading over to the special photobooth where you can be photographed in Kertész style.

The Kertész photobooth is supported by corporate partner Olympus.


#8, from the series Kumpulan Cerita Anak (Collection of Children’s Stories), 2015 © Yudha Kusuma Putera

EXHIBITION |  7pm - 2am
Foam and Indonesian photography collective Ruang Mes 56 present two young artists, Yudha Kusuma Putera (Ngadirejo, 1987) and Andri William (Jakarta, 1986). Both artists focus on collaboration and on engagement with others. The starting point for the exhibition is the Indonesian tradition of gotong royong. In Indonesian society, the communal spirit is a quintessential aspect of culture. During Museumnacht, soundscapes by DJ Jiwa Jiwa will enrich the exhibition.
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The curators of the independent Amsterdam music platform SUBBACULTCHA devotes itself to emerging musical talent. Especially for Museumnacht they selected live act Fetter to play at Foam 3h.


Museumnacht, 2016 © Saffron Pape

The Foam Café is not only the place to quench your thirst with delicious cocktails provided by Jameson, but also to get down on the dance floor with beats by the SUBBACULTCHA DJ’s.

A ticket for the Museumnacht (€ 19,95) gains you entry into all participating museums for one night. Your bracelet servers as a free ticket to any one of the museums afterwards until 31 December 2017.

The Museumnacht programme at Foam is made possible in part by Jameson and corporate partner Olympus.

Foam is supported by BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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