Public opening: Foam X AAF & New Perspectives
On Thursday 18 May, you are invited to attend the public opening of two new exhibitions: Foam X African Artists' Foundation and New Perspectives.


Kabangu, 2016 © Osborne Macharia

Foam welcomes the African Artists’ Foundation for a collaborative presentation of young African talent at Foam 3h. The African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) is a non-profit organisation based in Nigeria, dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African art. Together, Foam and the AAF present the work of three young photographers from Kenya and Nigeria: Mũchiri Njenga (1985), Osborne Macharia (1986) and Kadara Enyeasi (1994). Their works present fantastical worlds in which past, present, future, fact and fiction converge. Their stylized versions of reality render ambiguous what it is we are looking at: utopia, dystopia or real life?

The exhibition is on view at Foam 3h until 16 July 2017.

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Ayman (34), 2017 © Foam 

New Perspectives is a project initiated by Foam that helps newcomers and people granted temporary residence participate in society through a range of workshops, tours, masterclasses and exchanges linked to photography. The objective is to use photography to stimulate creative encounters and language development amongst Amsterdam residents. The exhibition New Perspectives in Foam's Lichthof presents some of the best work created as a result of these encounters.

The exhibition will be opened by Jasper Kuipers, adjunct director of VluchtelingenWerk Nederland, and is on view at Foam until 7 June.

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Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Public opening: Foam X AAF & New Perspectives