Foam Talent 2022 | Frankfurt

Foam and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation present together for the second time a Foam Talent exhibition – Foam Talent 2022. The show contains works from a new generation of visual artists from 14 different nations, selected through the Foam Talent Call. The Foam Talent exhibition was recently presented in Amsterdam and will now be on show from 17 February in The Cube, Eschborn/Frankfurt, the headquarters of Deutsche Börse.

Press release | Amsterdam, February 2023

The Cube, Deutsche Börse AG, Mergenthalerallee 61 Eschborn/Frankfurt

The works in the group exhibition are distinguished by the innovative use of the medium of photography and deal with the essential issues of our time like the challenges of climate change, issues of identity, gender and body, discrimination, displacement as well as the far-reaching consequences of a capitalist economy. With unsparing openness, the artists dare to critically question ideological structures and deconstruct the resulting political, social, and ecological consequences for the planet, humanity, and the individual. The works in the exhibition illustrate the current state and the future trends and themes of contemporary photography.

The portfolios of the 20 selected artists of this exhibition are also featured in Foam Magazine #61: Talent. The Foam Talent 2022 programme is also complemented by an extensive digital presentation that comprises all artistic positions and offers further information in form of texts, podcasts and videos.

People with blue coat climbing a rock

Image of a lion with sharp teeth

Black and white self portrait, showing Harris' body after transition. © Marvel Harris

Archival photo, altered with devil-like representations on the heads of kids.

A woman pointing a bow and arrow towards a man in the nude

Foam Talents of 2022

Marwan Bassiouni, Myriam Boulos, Olgaç Bozalp, Laura Chen, Kata Geibl, Lina Geoushy, Marvel Harris, Alexandra Rose Howland, Ange- Frédéric Koffi, Czar Kristoff, Yushi Li, Carla Liesching, Seif Kousmate, Pavo Marinović, Diego Moreno, Donja Nasseri, Ghazaleh Rezaei, Linn Phyllis Seeger, Ritsch Sisters, Donavon Smallwood.

Press preview: 16 February 2023, The Cube

A press preview will take place at 11.00 hrs CET. Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, and Amelie Schüle, Head of Public Practice & Education of Foam and Project Manager of Foam Talent, will lead you through the exhibition. The artists Marvel Harris, Diego Moreno and Maria Ritsch will be present and available for interviews. Registration is requested before 15 February to

Information for visitors:

Visiting the exhibition is possible as part of weekly guided tours as well as on the “Open Saturday” on 25 March 2023 and on the occasion of “Night of the Museums” on 13 May 2023.

About the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation:

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Frankfurt/Main that is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting and promoting contemporary photography. It is responsible for the further development and presentation of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, which now comprises over 2,300 photographic works by around 160 artists from 33 nations. In its exhibition space in Eschborn near Frankfurt/Main, it shows several exhibitions a year that are open to the public. Supporting young artists is a particular concern of the foundation. It promotes them in many ways: with awards, scholarships or through participation in the talent programme of Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. Together with the Photographers’ Gallery in London, it yearly awards the renowned Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. Furthermore, the foundation supports exhibition projects of international museums and institutions as well as the development of platforms for academic dialogue and research on the medium of photography.

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The Foam Talent programme and the biennial Talent issue of Foam Magazine are supported by The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation since 2017.

Foam Talent 2022 | Frankfurt is made possible by Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab and Oschatz Visuelle Medien.

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

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