The photographs of Alex Prager resemble stills from old Hollywood films, in which nothing is left to chance: from the make-up and posture of the model to the saturated colours, resulting in a bizarre constructed reality in every work. During this workshop, you will create your own portrait. Construct an appropriate setting by using the attributes and clothing and dive into the cinematic atmosphere of Alex Prager. Your best image will be printed to take home.
Desiree, from the series The Big Valley, 2008 © Alex Prager. Courtesy Alex Prager Studio and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul
The walk-in workshops at Foam Studios are suitable for all ages and are made possible by our corporate partner Olympus. Foam provides Olympus cameras for this workshop.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
In the summer of 2019, Foam will present the second solo-exhibition by Alex Prager, a retrospective of more than ten years of work by the American photographer and filmmaker. It will be the first time that her most significant photo series and video works are all presented in one exhibition. Prager combines fashion, art and popular culture in her heavily stylized images in which women often play the leading role. Her photographs resemble stills from old Hollywood films, in which nothing is left to chance: from the make-up and posture of the model to the saturated colours, resulting in a bizarre constructed reality in every work.
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The exhibition is organised in collaboration with MBAL Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle, Switzerland. Curator Nathalie Herschdorfer.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.