As part of the exhibition series Next Level, Foam presents the first major solo exhibition by Persijn Broersen (Delft, 1974) and Margit Lukács (Amsterdam, 1973). In their monumental works, photography serves as a basis for the virtual dimensions they construct. In today’s visual culture, fiction is usurping the place of reality. Broersen and Lukács respond to this trend by creating video animations presenting a parallel world of spectacular images that wholly absorb the viewer: true-to-life projections of tree trunks that melt into digital pixels, virtual images of wilderness, a succession of breath-taking landscape scenes that endlessly tumble along after each other, or a fluttering cloth that morphs into a landscape.
The exhibition is on view at Foam until 10 February 2019.
The work of Daniel Shea (b. 1985, USA) presents a seductive and disconcerting world of concrete, steel and glass. His cityscapes are poetic and timeless, yet they address the effects of capitalism on the urban landscape – and society at large. The title of his latest project 43-35 10th Street refers to his studio address in Long Island City: a residential neighbourhood in New York City that is rapidly gentrifying. Layering photographs from different times and places, the series transcends the local scale and addresses developments that affect cities globally.
The exhibition is on view at Foam until 27 January 2019.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.