Talk: Global Collaborations in Photography
On the occasion of the exhibition Foam 3h: Foam X Ruang Mes 56, Foam organises an evening of discussions around global collaboration.

Foam 3h: Foam X Ruang Mes 56 is the last of three collaborative projects presented this year at Foam 3h as part of Collaborate! A year of visual encounters. Photography platforms holding a strong position in their local art scenes were selected as partners for the initiative. Starting with Hydra in Mexico City (Mexico), the African Artists’ Foundation in Lagos (Nigeria) and finally Ruang Mes 56 in Yogyakarta (Indonesia), these collaborations offered Foam a unique opportunity to present young talent from different cultural contexts and to research new developments in regions that are oftentimes overlooked.

The evening programme kicks off with an introduction of these three recent collaborations and is enriched along the way with presentations from experts such as Kitty Zijlmans (Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory/World Art Studies) and Wimo Ambala Bayang (co-founder of Ruang Mes 56). 

Programme | 7.15pm – 10pm

  • Walk-in with music; 
  • Introduction on Foam’s collaborations with Hydra, AAF en Ruang Mes 56 by Mirjam Kooiman, curator Foam;
  • Talk on the importance of global collaborations by professor Kitty Zijlmans;
  • Music by Michiel Sekan (DJ Jiwa Jiwa) including drinks and bites;
  • ‘Understanding Indonesian Contemporary Photography Through Ruang Mes 56 Practices’ by Wimo Amabala Bayang, co-founder of Ruang Mes 56;
  • Talk between Wimo Amabala Bayang, Kim Knoppers (curator Foam) and exhibiting artists Andri William and Yudha Kusuma Putera.

The exhibition Foam 3h: Foam x Ruang Mes 56 is made possible with support from the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund, the Van Bijlevelt Foundation, Prins Claus Fund and Kleurgamma.

The Collaborate! programme is made possible with the support of Fonds21, the Mondriaan Fund, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and VSBfonds.

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

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Talk: Global Collaborations in Photography