All about photography - explore #FoamAtHome

All about photography - explore #FoamAtHome

Explore more with us online as we present you with exhibitions, artist Q&A’s, curator tours, magazine highlights, talent features and more.

Book launch - Afterlife by Vasantha Yogananthan

Afterlife, 2020 © Vasantha Yogananthan.

Tuesday 13 October, photographer Vasantha Yogananthan went into a live conversation with Foam Magazine editor in chief Elisa Medde about his new publication Afterlife and the work featured in Foam Magazine #57: In LimboAfterlife is the sixth chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan’s long-term project A Myth of Two Souls inspired by the epic tale The Ramayana.

Afterlife is available for purchase in the Foam webshop.

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Remsen Wolff - looking back with emme

Looking back with Emme, 2020 © Foam. Video by Generous Studio.

30 years later, we look back with Emme on the photoshoot with photographer Remsen Wolff. Wolff photographed Emme in the 1990s at the American Hotel in Amsterdam as part of the series Special Girls - A Celebration.⁠

Discover more about Wolff's ideas about this photo series and way of working by watching the video.

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Launch Foam Magazine #57
In Limbo 

From the series Seremoni Disparisyon © Widline Cadet, courtesy of the artist.

On Thursday 1 October, editor-in-chief Elisa Medde and art director Hamid Sallali went into conversation about the making of Foam Magazine #57: In Limbo. During the live stream, they discussed the theme of the issue and how it is translated into an innovative, new edition of Foam Magazine.

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Slowing Down - a conversation with Alec SothSlowing Down - a conversation with Alec Soth, 2020 © Foam. Images in video courtesy Eidos Foundation © ⁠Alec Soth / Magnum Photos.

Foam invited the celebrated American photographer Alec Soth to introduce the Foam exhibition I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating. The photography series in the exhibition is the result of a personal search, in which the photographer slowed down his work process and turned the lens inward. Together with curator Hinde Haest, Soth gave an insight into his recent personal and professional transition, his sources of inspiration and working process.⁠

Click here to watch the online Zoom conversation

Afropean - Johny Pitts x Forum on European Culture and De Balie


Afropean live stream, 2020 © Forum on European Culture and De Balie. Credit cover photo: opening 18 September, 2020 © Foam. Photo: Almichael Fraay.

On Friday 18 September, Forum on European Culture and De Balie presented an interview with Johny Pitts about his project Afropean in Foam.⁠

In Afropean, writer and photographer journalist Johny Pitts (Sheffield, UK) examines the life of black communities, travelling across Europe. In search of the Afropean identity, he went across the continent travelling from London to Paris, via Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Moscow, Rome, Marseille, Madrid and Lisbon sketching an underexposed story about the continent in words and images.⁠

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Vivian Maier: In Conversation With Awura Abena Simpe and Iris Evertse

Images in the video © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.⁠ Video by Generous Studio.

Writer, speaker and consultant Awura Abena Simpe goes into conversation with Foam museum teacher Iris Evertse about the work of street photographer Vivian Maier. Awura Abena Simpe is the founder of Creative Women Collective which aims to connect creative women through stories, podcasts and events. Next to this, she consults brands on how to be inclusive from the inside out through Creative Women Agency.

Click here to watch part 1 of the video series
Click here to watch part 2 of the video series
Watch other videos from this series:
Gaite Janssen and Lesley Adu-Darkwah about Awoiska van der Molen
Gaite Janssen and Lesley Adu-Darkwah about Matthew Brandt

Ask Our Curators - Untitled by Harley Weir

Images from the series Portraits of a Woman, 2016 © Harley Weir, courtesy of the artist and ID-Magazine.

We asked you to come up with questions about an untitled photograph of Harley Weir that belongs to Foam's Collection.
Foam curator Mirjam Kooiman answers some of your questions and explains more about this work.

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.⁠

Watch other videos from the series:
Ask Our Curators - The Mounted Life by Daniëlle van Ark

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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