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Opening Giath Taha
Becoming a Ghost

Come and celebrate the opening of a new exhibition at Foam 3h: Giath Taha - Becoming a Ghost. The exhibition will open on 14 July in the presence of the artist. You are welcome from 17.30 pm until 21.00 hrs during this festive opening with free entrance and drinks.

About the exhibition

The video installation Becoming a Ghost by Syrian-born artist Giath Taha captures the artist's emotional reunion with his brother in the online video game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), while they haven't been able to see each other in real life for ten years.

In the game, hundred avatars are simultaneously unleashed on a virtual island and everyone competes to be the last person or team standing. Eventually, the artist found out that his own brother is an avid player of the game. While the threat of sudden death constantly looms large, the game offered the brothers a safe zone to discuss topics that on regular communication platforms would otherwise be censored.

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Becoming a Ghost. Meeting Moment © Giath Taha.

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This exhibition is made possible by the Van Bijlevelt Foundation, the Leeuwensteinstichting and the Mondriaan Fund.

Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the Gemeente Amsterdam.

In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and receives a contribution through the Mondriaan Fund from the Ministerie van OCW.

Maybe my eyes turned blue, 2021 © Mazen Al ashkar & Giath Taha

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Opening Giath Taha
Becoming a Ghost