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Walk-in Workshop Shigeru Onishi
The Possibility of Existence

Every Sunday, Foam offers free walk-in workshops inspired by the current exhibition Shigeru Onishi - The Possibility of Existence

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

Please note: this workshop is in Dutch.
On 26 December 2021 and 2 January 2022, there will not be a walk-in workshop.

About the workshop

During this workshop, you will be inspired by the imagery of Shigeru Onishi to create your own composition, based on a memory. You start by taking three photos in black and white, which will be printed in a small size format. Afterwards, you will cut your work in small parts to rearrange on a new sheet and personalise with ink, ecoline or painting markers, like Onishi did. Your end result will be made ready during the workshop for you to take home.

About the exhibition

The exhibition The Possibility of Existence shows the forgotten photographic oeuvre of Shigeru Onishi (1928 - 1994). After graduating in topology (branch of mathematics) from Hokkaido University in 1953, the artist began to apply his mathematical theories to photography. Although his theories are fairly complex, they have produced a unique body of work that distanced him from other movements and ideas in Japanese photography of his time.

The Flicker Phase, 1950 © Shigeru Onishi, courtesy of MEM Tokyo.

This exhibition is made possible by the Japan Foundation.

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

In 2021 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and Kickstart Cultuurfonds.