The Future of the Photography Museum

05 Nov - 07 Dec 2011

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Guest curators: Jefferson Hack, Lauren Cornell, Erik Kessels, Alison Nordstrom
5 November - 7 December, 2011

Four different concepts, four different guest curators, four visionary presentations and one museum that offers them a stage. Foam, celebrating its tenth anniversary, has invited four different experts from the cultural field to realize a challenging proposal on how a photography exhibition can be presented in the future. All four results are radical, provocative and presented within the same building at the same moment. By doing so Foam specifically addresses the issue of its own future and how a museum can do justice to a medium as versatile and varied as contemporary photography.
The four guest curators which Foam invited are Jefferson Hack (UK, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dazed and Confused), Alison Nordstrom (US, Director of Photographs, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester), Erik Kessels (NL, co-founder of KesselsKramer, curator, collector and specialist in vernacular photography) and Lauren Cornell (US, Curator of the New Museum, NY and Executive Director of the New Museums Rhizome programme).

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