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All about photography - explore #FoamAtHome

All about photography - explore #FoamAtHome

Foam photography museum is currently closed to the public until 1 June 2020. Explore more with us online as we present you with exhibitions, artist Q&A’s, curator tours, magazine highlights, talent features and more. 

Expected at Foam:
Vivian Maier – Works in Color
On show until September 13

Chicago, 1978 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

We are excited to showcase the colourful works of Vivian Maier in the new exhibition Works in Color. The exhibition shows street scenes in Chicago, where Maier lived for much of her life. Her work in colour seems altogether playful and tongue in cheek. In the run-up to the reopening of Foam, Vivian Maier's work will be on show in various ways through an online program. The museum exhibition will be on show until September 13.

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Show & Tell: Vivian Maier
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Location unknown, 1956 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. 

Last Thursday, we unveiled the first works of our upcoming exhibition: Vivian Maier - Works in Color. As we safely build up the exhibition in the coming weeks, our head of exhibitions Claartje van Dijk took us through the first pieces and answered your questions as a sneak preview

Missed the live stream on Vivian Maier's work? The video is now available to watch on Instagram or Facebook.

Earlier videos on Vivian Maier:
#FoamAtHome: talking Vivian Maier with Claartje van Dijk

Ask our curators: Daniëlle van Ark

Images from the series The Mounted Life, 2006, 2007 © Daniëlle van Ark

Over the years, Foam has built a collection that focuses on the works of talented artists. Join in as we give you the opportunity to ask questions about some of the featured works on Instagram. One of our curators will answer all of your questions in a video coming up next week.

First up: the series The Mounted Life by Daniëlle van Ark.

First Editions - Suzette Bousema
Watch the conversation and order online


Greenland 2.4 (left) and Greenland 2.3 (right), from the series Climate Archive © Suzette Bousema. Inkjet print framed in a black wooden frame with art glass. Measurements: 29,7 x 21 cm (each). Edition of 100.

Two new First Editions by photographer Suzette Bousema are now exclusively for sale at Foam until the end of August. Watch Lotte Klösters, gallery manager at Foam Editions, introduce the works live on Instagram in conversation with Suzette. Order online in our webshop.

Click here to watch the live stream on Instagram
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On Earth: in the studio with the artists

Ice Cry Baby, 2017 © Anouk Kruithof

Get to know the work from On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural World straight from the artists themselves. Filmed at home or in their studio’s, they explain their works featured in the exhibition and tell us about the techniques or processes they’ve used.

Watch the latest video with photographer Anouk Kruithof

Check out other videos from the #FoamAtHome series:
Matthew Brandt
- Lucas Foglia
- Benoît Jeannet
- Thomas Albdorf
Drew Nikonowicz
- Mark Dorf

On Earth exhibition video tour

Image from the series This World and Others Like It, 2012-2017 © Drew Nikonowicz, courtesy of the artist⁠. Video series by @muzemedia.nl

Discover On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural World at your own pace in our On Earth exhibition video tour series. Foam curator Hinde Haest will take you through some of the innovative works that reflect on the evolving relationship between humans and nature. Watch the latest video featuring artist Drew Nikonowicz and keep an eye on our social media to make sure you will not miss any of the upcoming videos.⁠

Other videos in the series:
On Earth video tour with Mishka Henner
Introduction video with curator Hinde Haest

Take on the challenge! Remake the work of Dutch photographers

Original: Folder #1 © Isabelle Wenzel / Foam Collection⁠, remake by Madieke Hupperets⁠

Now spring has started and we are all at home waiting, working or studying. It takes adjustments and creativity to make it through the day. Inspired by @tussenkunstenquarantaine and past Foam workshops, each week we'll challenge you to reinterpret an artwork from the collection or exhibitions in your own way.

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Out now: Foam Magazine # 56: Elsewhere

Introducing Foam Magazine #56: Elsewhere - The Other Issue. The latest issue of Foam Magazine explores the concept of 'otherness' in relation to photography. Discover a diverse range of portfolios that all question, investigate and/or criticise the meaning of difference and how we can relate to 'the other'.

We went live on Instagram together with @10x10photobooks #INSTASalons. Editor-in-chief Elisa Medde and Curator of Open Eye Gallery Mariama Attah discussed the new issue by showing a sneak preview of the printed copy - fresh from the press. Watch their conversation on IGTV here.

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Exclusive live preview: On Earth

Kenzie inside a Melting Glacier, Juneau Icefield Research Program, Alaska, 2016 © Lucas Foglia courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery

We went live on Instagram to show you highlights of our new exhibition On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural World. Foam curator Hinde Haest and artistic director Marcel Feil walked us through the exhibition and answered your questions. You can watch the full video on our IGTV at @foam_amsterdam.

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