For the 3rd year Foam returns to Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York to present Foam Talent; a group exhibition bringing together a new generation of international artists.
Selected through the annual Foam Talent Call the twenty image-makers presented in this exhibition represent a cross section of the wide array of subjects and techniques that are being explored by today’s artists working with photography.
The element, from the series Your next step would be to do the Transmission, 2018 © Valentine Bo / Foam Talent
This generation crosses the borders of the photographic medium with remarkable ease; installations where the immersive quality of the work nowadays is as important as more traditional two-dimensional photography. In this digital age, there seems to be an increasing interest for geological time and the cycle of time expressed in projects around the themes of night fall, processing grief, nostalgia and homesickness. Archival material continues to play an important role, as well as complex and lengthy research in pervasive socio-political factors that influence our everyday life. Altogether the selected projects show us how essential authenticity, intrinsic quality and the visual power of expression are.
The Talent Issue of Foam Magazine serves as an exhibition catalogue and provides more in-depth texts around the featured artists' work.
FOAM TALENTS 2019
Florian Amoser (Switzerland), He Bo (China), Valentine Bo (Ukraine), Chen Zhe (China), Maisie Cousins (United Kingdom), Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (France), Durimel (France), Sophie Gabrielle (Australia), Eric Gyamfi (Ghana), Thomas Hauser (France), Gregory Eddi Jones (United States), Stelios Kallinikou (Cyprus), Takashi Kawashima (Japan), Dima Komarov (Russia), Lilly Lulay (Germany), Jaya Pelupessy (Netherlands), Daniel Shea (United States), Senta Simond (Switzerland), Salvatore Vitale (Italy) and Carmen Winant (United States).
The Foam Talent programme and the annual Talent Issue of Foam Magazine are supported by The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, the Niemeijer Fonds and the VandenEnde Foundation.
Foam Talent | New York is made possible by: Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab, Oschatz Visuelle Medien, Starframe and is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA programme by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Media partner: DAZED.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.