If you are a lover of photographic art a trip to Amsterdam’s Foam Museum is a must. Rosie Khdir explores the photographic wonders in this renovated old canal house.
The Foam Museum is a fantastic museum for modern photographic art, with exhibitions covering local themes such as crime and universal themes such as Kate Moss. Here is a rundown of the current shows at Foam.
Johan van der Keuken – Pictorial Narratives
24 September 2010 until 8 December 2010
Perhaps the most famous photos by Johan van der Keuken is a dance scene on the Ile Saint-Louis in Paris, which was taken during the ‘Quatorze Juillet’ or Bastille Day celebration in 1958.
This photo provides us with the centre on which this exhibition revolves around. This photo was first published in 1964 and since then another 32 negatives that were taken on that same day have been found in Van der Keuken’s archives.
These special images have never been published before but now make up the Johan van der Keuken – Pictorial Narratives exhibition at Foam.
Foam_3h Eva Marie Rødbro – Lone Stars
27 August 2010 until 3 November 2010
Foam_3h exhibition, by Danish photographer Eva Marie Rødbro, shows her travels to Texas where she photographed and filmed a group of young people in their daily lives.
Rødbro’s Lone Stars show combines portraits, still lifes and landscapes, shot in a distinctive and personal natural style. The exhibition consists of approximately forty colour and black-and-white photos and a video work.
Foam Paul Huf Award 2010 – Alexander Gronsky
27 August 2010 until 10 October 2010
This is a new exhibition by Russian photographer Alexander Gronsky, winner of the 2010 Foam Paul Huf Award.
This is an annual prize by Foam which is awarded to a young, promising international photographer under the age of 35.
As part of the prize Gronsky was awarded a show at Foam for his photographs of the post-Soviet landscape taken between 2007 and 2010. This powerful exhibition features work from the series Less Than One and The Edge which focuses on regions in Russia hinterland, where the average population density is less than one per square kilometer.
If you would like to take a look at these inspiring exhibitions then P&O Ferries can help you on your way to Amsterdam with the Hull to Rotterdam overnight ferry. From there it is just a short drive to Amsterdam.
Image by: Shermeee