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Planning to visit Unseen Amsterdam? Here are our top picks for events and exhibitions not to miss.

Do you have a ticket for Unseen Amsterdam? Then you can receive 50% off admission to Foam from 20 until 22 September and enjoy our current exhibitions. Artists and exhibitors can visit free of charge when they show their Unseen wristband.


Fused Cotisso, Terracotta, Manta, Ccochinilla Dyed Yarn Green Pigment, Plum in Gocta, from the series Caminantes, 2019 © Lorenzo Vitturi

During Unseen Amsterdam you can get a taste of Caminantes, the new project of Lorenzo Vitturi (1980, Italy), on show at Foam from 18 October onwards. The body of work of Vitturi investigates urban changes beyond Western cities, processes of cultural mixing and their complexities, and the movement of people and goods in a globalised world. Playing with the combination of reality and fiction, mixing photography, sculpture, painting, and performance, he builds temporary sets in his studio, drawing from specific geographical environments.

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17.00 - 18.30 hrs

ERROR, OBJECT, STRUCTURE, 2019 © Adam Jeppesen

Saturday 21 September, in conjunction with Unseen Amsterdam, you can discover a new publication by photographer Adam Jeppesen during its presentation at Foam Editions. The catalogue raisonnée gives an overview of Jeppesen’s complete photographic oeuvre. Curator Hinde Haest, responsible for both his solo exhibition Out of Camp in 2017 at Foam and the group show On Earth in Arles (FR) will lead a short Q&A with Jeppesen. Visitors of Unseen Amsterdam get a 10% discount on books by Jeppesen in Foam's bookshop.

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Frame Variation, from the series Flatten Image, 2018 © Jaya Pelupessy/ Galerie Caroline O'Breen (detail)

Foam Talent Jaya Pelupessy (1989, NL) exhibits new work at Unseen Amsterdam. Central to his work are the processes that lead to autonomous images; an examination of the extent to which the process itself and the visibility of that process strengthens, invalidates, or delivers new autonomous images. Countless ‘loops’ within his own work emerge, within which reproductions are again reproduced. More work by Jaya Pelupessy can be found in the Talent Issue of Foam Magazine.

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Saturday 21 September 17.00 – 19.00 hrs

© Stephan Keppel (detail)

For Tohu wa-Bohu, Stephan Keppel scratches the surface of the Nijmegen’s reconstruction buildings. Most parts of the city centre were totally destroyed by a United Army Air Force bombing during World War II. The remarkable tiles are an important part of the postwar architecture. Keppel translates this grid into risoprints for the Tohu wa-Bohu project. Visit his booth at the Unseen Amsterdam book market to learn more about his project.

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13.15 - 14.45 hrs

© Unseen

On 21 September Foam curator Mirjam Kooiman will go into conversation with Gaby Wijers (Director, LIMA), Jon Uriarte (Digital Curator, The Photographers’ Gallery), Natalie Kane (Curator, V&A), Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács (visual artist duo) about the rapid development of digital technologies which has provoked a fundamental shift in how images are made, shared and experienced. This panel of artists and specialists in digital practice will discuss the impact of this shift and its consequences on creating, curating, and communicating photography today.

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Discover the full programme of Unseen Amsterdam here.

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

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