FOAM 3H: REBECCA SAMPSON - APPLES FOR SALE
Gathering of Indonesian housemaids on their day off – Victoria Park, Hong Kong, 2017, from the Series Apples for Sale, 2016-17 © Rebecca Sampson
Foam is proud to present the first museum solo exhibition of the German-American artist Rebecca Sampson (1984). Her work is a photographic study of the daily life of Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong. With little to no leisure time or personal space, these labour migrants construct a parallel identity using social media channels. Far from home and in a completely female subculture, the women develop an ambiguous sexual identity. Sampson portrays this population in a layered multi-media narrative, consisting of documentary photography, social media footage, and text.
On the evening of the opening, the photographer presents her new book Apples for Sale, in which she captures the shadow existence of these women. Sampson will go into conversation with Foam curator Hinde Haest about her observations in Hong Kong and her inventive approach to documentary photography.
The exhibition is on view until 16 December 2018.
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The research for the project Apples for Sale was funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and within the context of the program Grenzgänger China – Deutschland.
This exhibition is made possible with support of the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund, the Van Bijlevelt Foundation and Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.