University of Brighton / BA Graphic Design & Illustration Study Trip 2014:
Foam photography museum:
Kaveh Golestan - The Citadel
21 March - 4 May 2014
Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003) was an important and prolific Iranian documentary photographer and a pioneer of street photography. His photographic practice has hugely informed the work of future generations of Iranian artists but has remained seriously over-looked in Europe. Kaveh Golestan - The Citadel presents 45 vintage photographs from the series entitled Prostitute taken between 1975-1977 of women working in the Citadel of Shahr-e No, the red light district of Tehran. The photographs will be exhibited for the first time as a vintage set since 1978. Alongside the photographs, the exhibition will include original diaries of Golestan, newspaper clippings and audio interviews that he collected from and relating to the area.
Richard Mosse - The Enclave
21 March - 1 June
Foam presents The Enclave by Richard Mosse, a major multi-media installation which represented Ireland at the 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. The installation, consisting of six large screens, represents the conflict situation in Congo and was shot with infrared film that was designed for camouflage detection resulting in vibrant, psychedelic magenta coloured sites of the jungle war zone. Besides the film installation, related photo works are shown.
Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - Adding, Adding, Adding
In 2013, the annual Foam Paul Huf Award was awarded to the Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (b. 1979). The international jury was deeply impressed: “As true illusionists intent on pushing against the boundaries of the medium, Onorato & Krebs skillfully engage their audiences and convey some of the magic that lies at the core of photographic image-making.” Foam is proud to present Adding, Adding, Adding including brand new work by this duo, as part of the award.
Open dally 10am - 6pm / Keizersgracht 609
Tot Zover Museum (In a former crematorium)
Rabih Mroué - The Pixelated Revolution
The solo exhibition by artist and theater-maker Rabih Mroué (Beirut, 1967), to show up to June 8, 2014, is about death through the eye of the lens.
Once the saying “the pen is mightier than the sword”, now says the “iPhone is more powerful than the Kalashnikov. Mroué’s multimedia installation The Pixelated Revolution, which was previously presented at Documenta 13 (2012) , showing shocking images of Syrian citizen journalists, whose phone accidentally shoot the sniper who kills them. The camera falls to the ground when the filmmaker is hit. “Syrians are filming Their Own death,” so begins Mroué his story. What follows is a bewildering pas de deux between someone with a smartphone and a person with a gun who kill each other with what they hold in their hands. The sniper kills the filmmaker by him (or her) to shoot down. The footage of the filmmaker, made public on the Internet, ‘kill’, then the sniper he clearly expose as perpetrators and blame.
Rabih Mroué (Beirut, 1967) works at the intersection of art, journalism, theater, performance and storytelling. He makes use of a new form, the lecture-performance, in which he gives literary readings (complete with powerpoint presentation) those facts and fiction interwoven into a new story. Due to its complex and varied work, he has become a key figure in a new generation of artists in Beirut. Negotiates his work on topics not discussed in the current political climate in Lebanon. In 2011 he received the Prince Claus Award . Go here to his biography on Wikipedia. Or read this article on krachtvancultuur.nl.
The Last Image
The Pixelated Revolution is the first part of the exhibition series The Last Image, which is about the love triangle between the dead, the lens and the viewer. Since the invention of the camera in the 19 th century man seems increasingly fascinated by death. As if it would be to capture a lifetime with the camera’s most elusive and incomprehensible moment and to understand possible. With the rise of digital media is displaying died in overdrive: anyone with a smartphone and an Internet connection can and will add to the ever-growing amount of content on the transition to the other side. Sometimes by way of farewell, sometimes to protest, sometimes as evidence, sometimes out of pure voyeurism. ‘Sometimes the show begins after it finishes, “says Rabih Mroué. Which tells a story last image? So far Museum presents The Last Image list.
The museum is located on cemetery, crematorium and memorial park The New Eastern.
1097 GA Amsterdam
Tuesday / Sunday 11:00 to 17:00 hours. The museum is closed on January 1, 27 April (2014: April 26), May 5 and December 25. On 26 and 31 December, the museum is open from 11:00 to 15:00 hours.