WRIGHT MORRIS - THE HOME PLACE
Wright Morris, “Gano” Grain Elevator, Kinsley, Kansas, 1940 © Estate of Wright Morris
Foam invites you to the first-ever retrospective in the Netherlands of the celebrated American author Wright Morris (1910-1998).
Besides being a writer, Morris devoted a short period of his life to photography. He incorporated his photographs in visual novels in which images and text reinforce each other. Morris typically photographed still-lifes of everyday objects that exuded an atmosphere of poverty and decline. Abandoned houses, dilapidated silos, everyday home interiors and deserted landscapes embody impermanence and the passage of time. It is a unique approach to documenting the harsh reality of life in rural America in the aftermath of the economic crisis of the 1930s.
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On Thursday 23 January from 17.30 hrs onwards the exhibition will be opened by Tracy Metz (director of the John Adams Institute).
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The exhibition is curated in collaboration with Agnès Sire and produced by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris.
This exhibition is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.