Foam Talent: Shaping the Future of Contemporary Photography

22 April – 22 May 2016

Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall in London proudly present Foam Talent, 21 artists selected by the photography museum from its annual Talent Call and representing an international range of interrogative image-makers under the age of 35.

Aaron Blum (United States), Alessandro Calabrese (Italy), Tom Callemin (Belgium), Sara Cwynar (Canada), David Favrod (Switzerland), Dominic Hawgood (United Kingdom), Guo Peng (China), Heikki Kaski (Finland), Matthew Leifheit & Cynthia Talmadge (United States), Mariam Medvedeva (France), Abel Minnée (The Netherlands), Marton Perlaki (Hungary), Constantin Schlachter (France), Sjoerd Knibbeler (The Netherlands), Justin James Reed (United States), Johan Rosenmunthe (Denmark), Jean-Vincent Simonet (France), Danila Tkachenko (Russia), Naohiro Utagawa (Japan), Christian Vium (Denmark) and Manon Wertenbroek (Switzerland).


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Thursday 21 April

5.30– 6.30pm with curators tour at 6pm.



Thursday 21 April

7pm by Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Mayor for Arts, Amsterdam and Justine Simons, Head of Culture for Mayor of London

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SLAM Friday

Friday 29 April

6-8.30pm Materialising the Photograph: Walk/Talk Foam Talent with Dr Sandra Plummer

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Breakfast Tours during Photo London 2016

Thursday 19 and Saturday 21 May at 10am

Tour with Foam curator Mirjam Kooiman

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Friday 20 May at 9.30

Foam director Marcel Feil  presents a special breakfast discussion with experts from the international photography field. Artists and writers from Foam Magazine Talent issue #42 join the conversation. Foam Talents present: Alessandro Calabrese, Heikki Kaski, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Marton Perlaki, Constantin Schlachter and Jean-Vincent Simonet. Writers present: Lewis Bush and Gemma Padley 

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Press Release can be downloaded here.

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The synergy between Amsterdam’s leading photography museum and London’s laboratory and presentation space for contemporary art and artists, lies in their focus on identifying and developing new talent. Foam and Beaconsfield both direct their energies into providing a platform for the current generation of contemporary young artists, facilitating their exposure to a growing international audience.

The concept of ‘photography’ becomes increasingly difficult to define in the age of infinite reproduction. Reinterpreting photographic traditions, with more than 100 photographs made through a range of digital and analogue processes, the exhibition showcases a new generation of photographers who deploy their skills to address topics from advertorial conventions to the truth-values of documentary.

Through this diversely installed exhibition hosted by Beaconsfield, Foam presents its views on the current state of photography, creating a platform that introduces emerging talents in the international world of photography.

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Image: Sara Cwynar, ‘Woman I’ from the series ‘FLAT DEATH and other pictures’, courtesy the artist and Foxy Production, New York and Cooper Cale Gallery, Toronto