Every month, join a free workshop in Dutch Sign Language (SLN) inspired by Foam's main exhibition.
During the walk-in workshop, you will follow the footsteps of Masahisa Fukase by making an experimental, biographical photo by using various materials. Experiment with others with color, frame and composition to look for your personal style.
The walk-in workshops at Foam Studios are appropriate for all ages and are made possible by corporate partner Olympus. Foam provides Olympus-OMD cameras for this workshop.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
With Masahisa Fukase – Private Scenes, Foam presents a large retrospective on Fukase’s work. The Japanese artist worked almost exclusively in series, some of which came about over the course of several decades. His subjects are personal and highly intimate: over the years, his wife Yoko, his dying father and his beloved cat Sasuke regularly featured in sometimes comical, at other times sombre visual narratives. Towards the end of this working life, the photographer increasingly turned the camera on himself. The works combine to form a remarkable visual biography of one of the most radical and experimental photographers of the post-war generation in Japan.
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Masahisa Fukase – Private Scenes was created in collaboration with Tomo Kosuga, director of the Masahisa Fukase Archives. The works were generously lent by the Masahisa Fukase Archives, represented by Michael Hoppen Gallery. Foam thanks Simon Baker, director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, and Les Rencontres d'Arles for their advice and involvement.
ABOUT MUSEA IN GEBAREN
This activity in SLN at Foam is part of the programme Musea in Gebaren, which gives the deaf and hard of hearing the opportunity to experience museum exhibitions in their own language. Since September 2016, various museum in Amsterdam (and more recently across the country) have been offering activities dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing visitors. Participating museums include Amsterdam Museum, Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Drents Museum (Assen), EYE Filmmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Groninger Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, Joods Cultureel Kwartier, Nieuwe Kerk, Nijntje museum/Centraal Museum (Utrecht), Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Tropenmuseum.
Are you a sign language translator and interested in participating in this activity? You are more than welcome. Sign up and leave us a note in the remarks field. Tickets for the non-hearing impaired are limited.
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If you have any questions or special requests, or want to visit Foam with a larger group for a Dutch sign language programme, please contact the Education department through +31 (0)20 551 6500 or email@example.com.
Musea in Gebaren is made possible by NSGK (Nederlandse Stichting voor het Gehandicapte Kind) and the Revalidatiefonds.
The exhibition Masahisa Fukase – Private Scenes is made possible by the Japan Foundation. With special thanks to Kyotographie and Frameman.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.