Foam 3h: Steffi Reimers
Foam 3h presents the first solo exhibition of Dutch photographer Steffi Reimers. In Guilty Grounds, photos of the landscape in Aspromonte National Park and its surroundings tell us the story of the world's most powerful criminal organisation, the 'Ndrangheta.
About the exhibition
For the conceptual photo project Guilty Grounds, Steffi Reimers travelled to Calabria, in the south of Italy, to explore the dark side of Calabrian history and the origins and kidnapping practices of the world's most powerful criminal organisation, the 'Ndrangheta. Reimers uses the concept of "Guilty Landscapes" to convey the complexity of this tragic history. She reveals the landscapes of Aspromonte National Park as silent witnesses to the pervasive influence of the 'Ndrangheta. Landscapes that were once untouched and peaceful now resonate with memories of events that have subtly left their mark. Each image bears silent witness to the events in Calabria and invites the viewer to join in and make their own interpretations.
Join us for the opening of Foam 3h: Steffi Reimers Guilty Grounds
Come and celebrate the official opening of Guilty Grounds by Steffi Reimers on Thursday 30 November. The exhibition will be opened with a short presentation by the artist and curator, followed by an exclusive book signing. You are welcome from 18.30 to 21.00 hrs at Foam.
About Steffi Reimers
Steffi Reimers (NL, 1995) completed an internship with documentary photographer Niels Stomps in 2020. In 2021, she obtained her bachelor's degree in photography from the Hogeschool voor Toegepaste Fotografie in Amsterdam. In the same year, she exhibited at the Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, and in 2022 she was one of the GUP New Dutch Photography Talents. In 2022, she published the book Aftermath for which she spent two months in Srebenica, impressively portraying the aftermath of the Yugoslavian civil war.
Transience, trauma and loss are recurring themes in much of her work. Besides her free work, she has also been employed by the Netherlands Forensic Institute as a medical-forensic photographer since 2022. Here she documents forensic investigations and works with a specialised team to give a voice to victims of violence who can no longer express themselves.
Florentine Riem Vis Grant recipient
Steffi Reimers is the seventh recipient of the Florentine Riem Vis Grant. The grant was established in memory of Florentine Riem Vis (1959-2016) and is awarded annually to enable a young artist to further develop their artistic career.
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, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.
Foam 3h: Steffi Reimers