presents Reflected - Works from the Foam Collection, the first exhibition of works selected from its own collection. Foam has been collecting photography actively since 2007. The collection has been growing steadily and now, comprises more than 400 photos. Films and photography-related installations are also well represented. The collection is an active and dynamic part of Foam and a reflection of its exhibition programme, in which the emphasis is placed on the support, signalling and presentation of young talents. Foam follows the careers of these young talents, which may also result in further acquisitions.
This policy ensures that Foam's collection provides an accurate image of the most recent developments within the expansive field of photography. The works that have been selected for this first collection exhibition clearly do justice to this policy. The exhibition features work by young photographers and artists as well as those whose names have now become well-known, such as Daniëlle van Ark, Linus Bill, Blommers & Schumm, Raphaël Dallaporta (Foam Paul Huf Award [FPHA] 2011), Lara D'Hondt, Fleur van Dodewaard, Constant Dullaart, Uta Eisenreich, Stephen Gill, Marnix Goossens, Pieter Hugo (FPHA 2008), Joris Jansen, Katja Mater, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (FPHA 2013), Alex Prager (FPHA 2012), Peter Puklus, Misha de Ridder, Viviane Sassen, Lieko Shiga, Taryn Simon (FPHA 2007), Lorenzo Vitturi, Anne de Vries and WassinkLundgren.
Foam exhibited a part of its collection in 2011, during the annual international photography festival Rencontres d'Arles. The work was also seen in the Still//Life - Dutch Contemporary Photography exhibition, which travelled to Moscow, among other places. In addition, Foam has loaned works to the Jan Cunen Museum in Oss, Netherlands, the Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea, the Lewis Gluckman Gallery in Cork and the Art Museum of Northern Norway in Tromsø.
The exhibition Reflected - Works from the Foam collection can be seen from 16 May until 2 July 2014 in Foam.