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Walk-in Workshop Next Level: Jonathas de Andrade
Staging Resistance

Every Sunday, Foam offers free walk-in workshops inspired by the current exhibition Next Level: Jonathas de Andrade - Staging Resistance

The walk-in workshops at Foam are suitable for all ages. Join us on Sundays between 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.

Jogos Dirigidos (Directed Games), 2019 © Jonathas de Andrade
Jogos Dirigidos (Directed Games), 2019
Jogos Dirigidos (Directed Games), 2019 © Jonathas de Andrade
Jogos Dirigidos (Directed Games), 2019
Jogos Dirigidos (Directed Games), 2019 © Jonathas de Andrade
Jogos Dirigidos (Directed Games), 2019
Jogos Dirigidos (Directed Games), 2019 © Jonathas de Andrade
Jogos Dirigidos (Directed Games), 2019

About the workshop

During this workshop, you will be challenged to create a photo inspired by the exhibition of artist Jonathas de Andrade. De Andrade collaborated with a community of deaf-mute people in rural Brazil. Deprived of the resources to learn the official sign language, they communicate in a self-taught system of gestural signs. Just like in the exhibition, we invite you to participate in a day of games and storytelling. Use body language and expression to portray your word or saying in the style of the exhibition. Your best image will be printed to take home.

About the exhibition

De Andrade addresses issues of social, economic and racial inequality that are – and have historically been – at the core of Brazilian politics. Collaborating with communities who populate the region, he amplifies the voice of those less heard. By focusing on local stories of identity and belonging, De Andrade playfully challenges the skewed global power dynamics that affect marginalised communities in Brazil, and the world at large.

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ABC da cana (Sugarcane ABC), 2014 © Jonathas de Andrade

The exhibition is organised by FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE in collaboration with Foam.

Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and Gemeente Amsterdam.

In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund.

Jogos Dirigidos (Directed Games), 2019 © Jonathas de Andrade

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Walk-in Workshop Next Level: Jonathas de Andrade
Staging Resistance