To what extend can we trust a photograph in the digital age? How do online images influence our perception of reality? And how can this be made explicit through art? Artist Anouk Kruithof and Foam curator Hinde Haest discuss the rapidly evolving role of images, and the way in which the artist uses these as source material for her sculptures and installations.
With her unconventional use of materials Kruithof breaks with the two-dimensional format of photography. She approaches the medium from a great variety of angles; her works are equally versatile, ranging from photo collages to video animations, installations, sculptures, publications, performances and public interventions. At the same time, common premise in the work of Kruithof is a fascination for the online representation of societal issues. The artist subjects these to critical scrutiny by extracting existing imagery from the digital sphere, and translating the photographs into her own three-dimensional visual idiom. During the talk, the artist will discuss both her approach to the medium and how issues such as pollution and climate change are incorporated in her latest work, which was created especially for the exhibition at Foam.
The discussion will be followed by drinks at Foam Editions. Participants will also have the opportunity to view and purchase Kruithof’s latest publication AUTOMAGIC as well as three limited edition prints.
Next Level: Anouk Kruithof - ¡Aguas! is on view at Foam from 17 November 2017 until 28 January 2018.
Flat head, 2017 © Anouk Kruithof
Since the autumn of 2015, Foam presents the exhibition series Next Level, with the support of Ammodo. The series is aimed at introducing the wider public to innovative art by relatively young artists who are making radically new use of the medium of photography.
Next Level: Anouk Kruithof - ¡Aguas! is supported by Ammodo and the Mondriaan Fund. Foam thanks Stichting Foam Friends and Foam Fund for their generous support of this exhibition. Read more on how you can support Foam.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, the City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.