Foam Talent 2020
Foam stands for talent. We scout, follow and present young, talented photographers in order to discover and stimulate exceptional quality. Our goal is to devote timely, focused attention to new relevant developments in photography.
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Foam presents a podcast series around the exhibition Foam Talent 2020. Listen to Foam Talks: Talent Edition to dive deeper into the portfolios of this year's Foam Talents.
Image from the series Figure as Index © Luther Konadu, courtesy of the artist.
EPISODE 4: (DE)CONSTRUCTING PORTRAITURE
The fourth episode of Foam Talks welcomes photographer Luther Konadu and art historian and curator Leslie Wilson. Together with host Mirjam Kooiman, they will reflect on the photographic portrait as a powerful instrument in (de)constructing representation. The starting point of the conversation is Konadu's series Figure as Index. This body of work consists of portraits of Konadu’s close friends. His works, however, are photographs of photographs: the portraits he shoots are reprinted, pieced together by tape, tacks, post-it notes, joined by annotations and pages of text, layered, shifted, and ultimately re-photographed as final compositions. Konadu’s portraits, as such, are collages of identities. As Wilson writes about his work in Foam Magazine #55: Talent: [the people in his pictures] "are all black and brown figures, but their blackness and brownness is so clearly varied and subject to the idiosyncrasies of printers and cameras."
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members and Olympus.
In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.
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