Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature demonstrates the influence of Van Gogh on Hockney’s work, exploring both artists’ fascination with nature, their use of bright, contrasting colors and their experimentation with perspective. This exhibition is the first extensive monographic Hockney exhibition to be organised in the Netherlands. The exhibition features works representing all of the techniques in his oeuvre. None of the works have been on display in the Netherlands before. Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature will be on view through May 6 at the Van Gogh Museum 1070 AJ, Amsterdam. photographs courtesy of Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)
Unseen is an annual international photography fair and festival based in Amsterdam, founded in 2012 by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, office for cultural business development Platform A, and creative agency Vandejong. Welcoming 53 galleries from across the globe, Unseen focuses on new photography, highlighting the most recent developments by presenting emerging talent and new work by established artists. As a fair, Unseen brings together leading figures in the industry with artists, curators, collectors and photography enthusiasts, creating an exchange of dialogue, artistic expression and ideas. Complementing the fair, on-site at the historic Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, is a three-day speakers programme jam-packed with lectures and debates at the Unseen Living Room, as well as a celebration of the printed world of photobooks at the Unseen Book Market. The Unseen Photo Fair will run from September 23 to September 25, Herengracht 213, 1016 BG Amsterdam, Netherlands. photographs by Sara Kaufman
Largest retrospective ever in the Netherlands of one of the most influential artists of the last forty years. The exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of Isa Genzken’s work. Isa Genzken (1948) is an artist prepared to risk everything in her pursuit of artistic renewal. Her oeuvre is rooted in the medium of sculpture, and is distinguished by a constantly evolving visual language and the unconstrained use of media. Genzken’s work encompasses sculpture, installation, film, video, painting, work on paper, collage, and photography. In the 1970s, she produced computer-designed sculpture in relation to American Minimalism and Conceptual Art. These sculptures were followed by one radical step after another. Isa Genzken "Mach Dich Hübsch" will be on view until March 6, 2016 at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam
Created by Amsterdam based creative powerhouse Lernert & Sander, the genius music video for Dutch hip hop group De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig's single Manon goes for pussy power with a bevy of cats playing against a stark pink background – veiled innuendo or not, we love it.
With almost two hundred drawings and paintings Marlene Dumas – The Image as Burden is the first major solo exhibition of Dumas in the Netherlands in 20 years. A unique survey of the remarkable oeuvre of Marlene Dumas. This retrospective exhibition brings together over one hundred of her most important works, from the late 1970s to the present day.
Widely acknowledged as an artist who defined his era, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) created a stunning and protean legacy that encompasses painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, performance, music, video, photography, collaborative works and critical texts. In the largest exhibition of his work ever organized—and the first comprehensive survey attempted since 1993—the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presentation of Mike Kelley will bring together over 200 works, spanning the artist’s 35-year career. The exhibition will subsequently travel to the Centre Pompidou, Paris, MoMA PS1, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The retrospective will be on view December 15 to April 1, 2013, at the Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Anthony Kiedis, West Palm Beach, 2003
Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn has been a pivotal force in the visual landscape of music for the last three decades. Corbijn is the creative director for Depeche Mode, has taken some of the earliest photographs of the band Joy Division, as well as directed numerous music videos, including one for Nirvana's Heart Shaped Box. Foam, Amsterdam, presents Anton Corbijn's most recent photographic project, in which he photographs of a few of his favourite artists, including Gerhard Richter, Alexander McQueen, Richard Prince, Iggy Pop, Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst, Tom Waits, Peter Doig, Bruce Springsteen, Lucian Freud and Karel Appel.
Alexander McQueen, London, 2007
"Anton Corbijn is interested in how artists struggle with the creative process: the pain and the drama of the act of creation. His monumental black-and-white portraits blend austerity and aesthetics and attract attention because of the deliberate and exacting way they capture the character of the person being portrayed. The work shows Corbijn's concentrated gaze, his feeling for wonder and his ability to empathise with another. "
On view from June 23 to September 1 - www.foam.org