What’s Next? about the future of a medium and of a society in transition. Foam is asking artists, critics, writers, academics, researchers, curators and media specialists to formulate their own inspirational visions of the future of photography, based on their specific knowledge. To achieve meaningful results it is essential for Foam to be in close contact with our public, with artists and with representatives of the international photography community. But Foam also sees it as its task to initiate, coordinate and value a debate that transcends traditional boundaries. This debate will continue 24 / 7 throughout the year on the website. During 2011 Foam addressed the question What’s Next? through a range of activities varying from debates, exhibitions and publications, starting with an expert meeting held at Foam Amsterdam on Saturday, 19 March 2011. In July Foam is in Arles for a presentation of What’s Next? Along with Regards et Mémoires, which is organising activities for the eighth year in a row during the Recontres d’Arles, it presents exhibitions and discussions on the future of photography. In addition Foam has asked students from the National School of Photography in Arles and the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam to set up a studio in the Bourse de Travail. Here they present works on the theme of What’s Next? Foam and Regards et Mémoires also show a selection of Foam Talents 2011 in the La Roquette neighbourhood.The debate will close with a major exhibition at Foam in autumn 2011.
In 2011, Foam—the Amsterdam photography museum—celebrates its tenth anniversary. For this reason Foam has initiated a project titled
This project has been made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Oschatz Visuelle Medien and BeamSystems.
Exhibition venue: Bourse du Travail.