Pull up a seat to the long table full of workshop materials and pitchers of lemonade at Foam Café. Families are invited to work on short collage assignments of approximately 20 minutes. A museum teacher will explain the different assignments before you get started and help you when necessary. You can take the result home with you afterwards and the assignments will vary over time so you can always come back for more collage fun.
During this workshop you will be inspired by photographers from the exhibition who display their very diverse ideas on one of the principal genres of art; Still life. How would a still life made by you look and what types of food would fit in? Think of a festive meal you would prepare for yourself and construct a composition from the food and props available, ending up in a very classical or contemporary work of art. Your best image will be printed to take home.
Result Walk-in workshop, 2019 © Foam
Participation in the walk-in workshop is free and includes workshop materials and a glass of lemonade.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Feast for the Eyes shows the rich history of food photography - not only in the visual arts, but also in commercial and scientific photography and photojournalism. From the banality of the diner-breakfast special of Stephen Shore to the allegorical still life of Laura Letinsky, from Roger Fenton's extensive nineteenth-century displays of food to the cookbooks of the Sixties.
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Feast for the Eyes – The Story of Food in Photography is organised by the Aperture Foundation, New York and curated by Susan Bright and Denise Wolff.
The exhibition is made possible by the Blockbusterfonds.
Mediapartners: ELLE Eten, Het Parool
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.