The exhibition is on view from 13 March to 26 April 2015.
All the featured artists are explicitly engaged in a fundamental reassessment of the value and significance of photography in the early 21st century.
Even though the results of the artists' individual practices are very diverse, the mentality, methodology and presentation of their work show a number of remarkable similarities. A key characteristic is the investigative attitude they adopt in looking at the photographic image and its representation.
Gold - NYT April 22, 1979 (Alphabet Stickers) © Sara Cwynar, Courtesy Foxy Production, New York
The artists featured in the exhibition are Joshua Citarella, Jessica Eaton, Daniel Gordon, Matthew Leifheit & Cynthia Talmadge, Matt Lipps, Matthew Porter, Sara Cwynar, Kate Steciw en Sara VanDerBeek.
The exhibition was opened by Kathy Ryan (director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine) in Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Brooklyn.
Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography was first shown at Foam in Amsterdam in the fall of 2014.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, the City of Amsterdam and the VandenEnde Foundation.