For the Record

with Anton Shebetko,

Karol Radziszewski

& Jim van Geel

Foam celebrates Amsterdam Pride 2022 by promoting a discussion around Queer history and delving deep on its local archives.
Kinder Limo, from the series To Know Us Better © Anton Shebetko.

Foam Talks welcomes Anton Shebetko (Ukraine, 1990) and Karol Radziszewski (Poland, 1980), artists who have striven to retrace and document the lives of queer communities in Eastern Europe.

Hosted by curator Jim van Geel, they reflect on how mediums such as photography have created a path to access previously unrecorded moments of joy, passion and defiance. They also share how they have creatively addressed historical gaps and continue to chronicle the lives of their communities amidst erasure and exile.


About the Speakers

Anton Shebetko (1990, Ukraine) is an artist and photographer based in Amsterdam. He works closely with LGBTQ-related topics, themes of memory, loss of identity, violence and the possible role of photography in it. His extended research deals with forgotten queer history of his native Ukraine, politics of erasure queer people from national memory and their invisibility in the present day.

Karol Radziszewski (1980, Poland) is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker and curator. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 2004, he is now publisher and editor-in-chief of DIK Fagazine and founder of the Queer Archives Institute. His multidisciplinary research, as well as his archive-based methodology, crosses multiple cultural, historical, religious, social and gender references.

Jim van Geel is Coordinator Public Program at the Rijksacademie and Curator of Public Program at the the young design museum in Den Bosch. Previously he worked as Curator of Public Program at ILHIA LGBTI Heritage, Europe’s Largest LGBTQI+ archive based in Amsterdam.

More Listening

Check out the playlist created by Anton Shebetko on Ukrainian music.

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Anton Shebetko

To Know Us Better

In the exhibition To Know Us Better, Anton Shebetko (1990, Ukraine) portrays Queer Ukrainians who are living or temporarily staying in Europe. 

On view at Foam in Amsterdam from 29 July until 31 Aug 2022.

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Laslo, from the series To Know Us Better © Anton Shebetko.

Concept: Valeria Posada
Production: Nordin Janssen
Mastering & Mixing: Andersen Audio Productions

This exhibition is organised on the occasion of Pride Amsterdam 2022.

Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the Gemeente Amsterdam.

In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and receives a contribution through the Mondriaan Fund from the Ministerie van OCW.

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For the Record with Anton Shebetko, Karol Radziszewski & Jim van Geel