TYLER MITCHELL - I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
Untitled (Two Girls Embrace), 2018 © Tyler Mitchell
Foam proudly presents I Can Make You Feel Good, photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell’s (1995, US) first solo exhibition. His work visualises a black utopia. Making use of candy colour palettes and natural light, Mitchell captures young black people in gardens, parks or in front of idyllic studio backdrops where they appear as free, expressive, effortless, sensitive and proud. His work confronts us with the fact that his idyllic visual language is not at all self-evident for black people.
Alongside a selection of images from the artist’s personal and commissioned work, Foam is also premiering two of Mitchell’s video works: Idyllic Space and Chasing Pink, Found Red. With these audiovisual installations, the artist explores a sense of play and childlike freedom for black youths.
The exhibition will be opened on Thursday 18 April in the presence of the artist. You are welcome from 17.30 hours onwards.
The exhibition is on view until 5 June 2019.
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The video work Idyllic Space is supported by WeTransfer. In April, WeTransfer will be telling the story behind this unique installation on its content site WePresent through exclusive behind-the-scenes material from 'the making of' Idyllic Space.
The exhibition is made possible by Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab and AAP-lab.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.