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OBA & Foam: Reading Images
Fruit, 2008 © Krista van der Niet / Foam collectie

OBA & Foam: Reading Images

Anuschka Blommers & Niels Schumm » Raphaël Dallaporta » Anne de Vries » Daniel Gordon » Nicholas Gottlund » Léonie Hampton » Jan Hoek » Sjoerd Knibbeler » Paul Kooiker » Ola Lanko » Richard Mosse » Peter Puklus » Mikhael Subotzky » Daniëlle van Ark » Krista van der Niet » Lorenzo Vitturi » WassinkLundgren » Isabelle Wenzel » & others

Exhibition: 2 Sep – 30 Nov 2016

Expozaal, Central OBA

Oosterdokskade 143
1011 DL Amsterdam
Sat-Wed 10-18 . Thu, Fri 10-21

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam

+31 (0)20-5516500


Mon-Wed 10-18; Thu-Fri 10-21; Sat-Sun 10-18

OBA & Foam: Reading Images
Folder #1 Isabelle Wenzel, Collectie Foam

Foam presents a selection of photographs from the collection at the OBA, the Amsterdam Public Library.

From 2 September until 30 November 2016, Foam presents the exhibition Reading Images in the OBA as a part of educational project Amsterdam Vertelt.

The meaning of a photo is often not as clear as it seems. We can read the image, but do we know how to read a visual image? What is a picture, an image anyway? Does it tell us all the same story, or do we look at it from different points of view?

The photographer has chosen a specific framework, a particular composition, a particular exposure. The final image is a snapshot, and thus explains only a fraction of the story. What happened before this shot? And what will happen one second later? What is the effect of the image on us, as an audience?

OBA & Foam: Reading Images
Pink #1 from the series Dalston Anatomy', 2013 © Lorenzo Vitturi

Foam exhibits photographs of young talents and follows them through the course of their careers. Foam's collection is therefore representative of photography of the 21st century in which relevant developments in contemporary photography are visible. The collection now has more than 500 works and reflects the complexity of contemporary photography; many of the works sit on the boundary of the medium and show interactions with video art and sculpture.