Opening Gallery Mercatorplein
You are invited to join us on Thursday 24 October for the official opening of the exhibition Gallery Mercatorplein.

The exhibition will be opened by Fenna Ulichki, Stadsdeel West, and in the presence of the artist Ahmet Polat.

TALKSHOW | 25 October, 20.30 hrs
On Friday evening 25 October, Ahmet Polat hosts a talkshow at Podium Mozaïek in light of his project Postcards from Morocco. During this evening, Polat will be joined by Nadia Zerouali (culinary writer), Marcel Feil (Artistic director, Foam), and some of his portrait subjects to discuss key themes of the project. You can sign up on the site of Podium Mozaïek. 

Ahmet Polat (1978) is a Dutch photographer and filmmaker. With series such as Kemal's Dream, Dark Moon and A Woman in a Men's World, Ahmet Polat has established himself as a connecting storyteller. Through his photography and fieldwork, Polat wants to build bridges between different cultures, identities and history. After having lived and worked in Istanbul for ten years, he returned to the Netherlands in 2015 and the same year was named Photographer of the Netherlands.

Foam and Amsterdam-West district have been working together for years in realising several exhibitions at Mercatorplein. With Gallery Mercatorplein Foam contributes to the goal of Amsterdam-West to shape Mercatorplein as the living room of the De Baarsjes neighbourhood. Foam regularly shows photography outside its walls with exhibitions on location to introduce photography to the widest possible audience.

Gallery Mercatorplein is made possible thanks to City of Amsterdam, District West.

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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Opening Gallery Mercatorplein