Foam Talent 2024-2025 Exhibition

  • Opens
    23 Feb 2024
  • Ends
    22 May 2024
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  • Location Amsterdam, Netherlands

The exhibition brings together artists from across the world, whose work signifies a bold new direction in the photographic arts.

Overview

Drawing from a rich pool of 2,480 submissions across 106 countries, the 20 selected artists encapsulate a wide array of visions and perspectives. Central to the exhibition is a strong engagement with pressing societal themes, as artists question themselves and the world, exploring allegories of individual and collective existence. Their practices act as conduits for reflection, challenging viewers to ponder the layered relationship between personal identity and the wider social narrative. Spanning various mediums and techniques, from photography to installations, the works embody a dialogue between the past and the present. Each piece is a thread in the larger chronicles of cultural and historical significance, drawing on the power of photography to narrate and connect.

Selected artists are Eleonora Agostini, Cristóbal Ascencio, Florian Braakman, Sander Coers, Rehab Eldalil, Issam Larkat, Xin Li, Akshay Mahajan, Thero Makepe, Marisol Mendez, Ricardo Nagaoka, Andrea Orejarena and Caleb Stein, André Ramos-Woodard, Aaryan Sinha, Maryam Touzani, Jaclyn Wright, Shwe Wutt Hmon, Cansu Yıldıran, Sheung Yiu, and Amin Yousefi.

Visitors are welcome on Thursday 22 February for the celebratory opening with music by Jerrau, drinks by Brouwerij ‘t IJ, and an afterparty at Kanaal40, in the presence of the artists. Plus, on Saturday 24 February, during the opening weekend, visitors have the opportunity to dive deeper into the exhibition together with this year's Talents. Through a dynamic two-part program with personal presentations, Q&As, and interactive guided tours we will learn more about the Talents, their work, and their approach to the role of technology, identity, and deconstructing stereotypes.

© Sander Coers
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© Sander Coers

© Cansu Yıldıran
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© Cansu Yıldıran

© Ricardo Nagaoka
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© Ricardo Nagaoka

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