Sem Langendijk's first solo exhibition shows the result of a long-term photographic research into the process and effects of gentrification. Foam shows Haven at a time when many city dwellers are looking for affordable housing and when residents can no longer afford to live in the neighbourhood they were once rooted in.
The exhibition will be opened on Thursday 9 March with an exclusive book signing and Q&A with the artist. You are welcome from 17.30 to 21.00 hrs at Foam. Register for free.
Who owns the city?
In his research project Haven, Sem Langendijk attempts to capture the environment of his youth: a place that no longer exists. Haven examines the environments of different port cities in various phases of transition, highlighting the transformation of disused docklands and the communities that reside there — showing not only a process of urban development but also of social exclusion.
This exhibition is made possible with the support of the Van Bijlevelt Foundation, the Leeuwensteinstichting, the Mondriaan Fund and Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab.
Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, VandenEnde Foundation and the Gemeente Amsterdam.