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.
The exhibition is made possible by the Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds.
FOAM 3H: DUSTIN THIERRY - OPULENCE
f.l.t.r. Matyouz LaDurée, Vinii Legendary Father of the House of Revlon, Gigi Da Blizzard Revlon at the 'On The Cover of Vogue' Ball under direction by Zueira Mizrahi. Berlin 2018, 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.
This exhibition is made possible with support of the Van Bijlevelt Foundation and Kleurgamma. With thanks to the Van Abbemuseum.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.