- Exhibition at Foam, Changing Views - 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
If you're planning your summer holidays and you’re interested in photography, like many of Floornature’s readers, here’s a must-see event in the Netherlands. The Foam museum in Amsterdam, home to the international organisation of the same name operating in the field of photography, offers a wide range of exhibitions and initiatives. Foam exhibits all the facets of the photography medium in surprising ways and focusing heavily on quality: from contemporary to historical work, and from fine art to applied photography. World-renowned photographers are exhibited alongside young, up-and-coming artists and theme-based exhibitions enhance the visitor experience even more.
You have until 7 July to visit the exhibition titled Changing Views - 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse. A great opportunity to learn more about Foam as well as the work of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, whose work centres on collecting, exhibiting and promoting photographic artworks. With Art Collection Deutsche Börse it has put together an internationally renowned collection of contemporary photography comprising more than 1800 works by around 120 international artists, including iconic photographers like Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Rineke Dijkstra, Dana Lixenberg, younger photographers such as Tobias Zielony and Mike Brodie and hidden gems like Gerd Danigel or Gabriele and Helmut Nothhelfer.
The exhibition period at Foam consists of four presentations that explore positions on the key themes of the collection, with works by different photographers. This breakdown into four, back-to-back chapters celebrates the variety and in-depth quality of Art Collection Deutsche Börse.
Chapter 1 of the exhibition, called “Germany” ran from 3 to 19 May and it exhibited the work of German photographers and their depiction of Germany. This varies from famous names of the so-called “Düsseldorfer Becher-Schule” to young, up-and-coming artists. Right now, the “Icons” is on and will run until 4 June. It displays the work of some of the most iconic names in the history of photography, including Diane Arbus, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Rineke Dijkstra, Walker Evans, David Goldblatt, Dana Lixenberg, Nicholas Nixon and Martin Parr. The chapter running from 6 to 23 June - “Traces of Disorder” - is photography reportage. It features a selection of photographs that showcase the traces left by political and social conflicts or changes. Works by long-standing photojournalists like Philip Jones Griffiths and Anja Niedringhaus are exhibited alongside photographers who have done some ground-breaking work in critical documentaries, like Simon Norfolk and Julian Röder.
The fourth and last chapter is Youth Culture, running from 25 June to 7 July. It presents a selection of works by photographers who are attentive to the lives and attitudes of youth. Whether the photos were taken in Wales, Marseilles or Lost Angeles, the subject is the same: hanging around the streets and on chosen “stages” such as parking lots or petrol stations.
If you’re anywhere near Amsterdam and you want to experience something off the usual beaten track of tourism, then this exhibition is a must!
Exhibition: Changing Views - 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
3 May to 07 July 2019
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