Foam has been actively collecting photography since 2007. The collection has been growing steadily, comprising 450 photographs as of 2014. Films and photography-related installations are also well represented.
The exhibition features work by young photographers and artists as well as those whose names have now become well-known, such as Daniëlle van Ark, Linus Bill, Blommers & Schumm, Raphaël Dallaporta (Foam Paul Huf Award 2011), Lara D’Hondt, Fleur van Dodewaard, Constant Dullaart, Uta Eisenreich, Stephen Gill, Marnix Goossens, Pieter Hugo (Foam Paul Huf Award 2008), Joris Jansen, Katja Mater, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (Foam Paul Huf Award 2013), Alex Prager (Foam Paul Huf Award 2012), Peter Puklus, Misha de Ridder, Viviane Sassen, Lieko Shiga, Taryn Simon (Foam Paul Huf Award 2007), Lorenzo Vitturi, Anne de Vries and WassinkLundgren.
Deborah, 2009 © Alex Prager
ABOUT THE FOAM COLLECTION
The collection is an active and dynamic part of Foam and a reflection of its exhibition programme, in which the emphasis is placed on the support, signalling and presentation of young talents. Foam follows the careers of these young talents, and the early presence of photographs by for example internationally acclaimed artists such as Taryn Simon, Pieter Hugo and Alex Prager, and of important Dutch photographers such as Viviane Sassen, Gert Jan Kocken and Misha de Ridder confirms the trust we put in our judgment. Considered second and third purchases provide depth and weight to the collection. It thus increasingly becomes a collection that truly reflects the medium of photography in the 21st century. The works that have been selected for this first collection exhibition clearly do this justice.
Foam exhibited a part of its collection in 2011, during the annual international photography festival Rencontres d’Arles. The work was also seen in the Still//Life – Dutch Contemporary Photography exhibition, which travelled to Moscow, among other places. In addition, Foam has loaned works to the Jan Cunen Museum in Oss, Netherlands, the Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea, the Lewis Gluckman Gallery in Cork and the Art Museum of Northern Norway in Tromsø.
On the Talent blog Spotlight, Foam highlights one piece from the collection every week.
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Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.