For the occasion of the exhibition Next Level: Anouk Kruithof - ¡Aguas!, Foam organises a talk with the artist on Saturday 18 November.
conversation from 4-5 PM @ FOAM
The artist and Foam curator Hinde Haest will discuss a number of her projects, with particular focus on her new body of work that is part of the exhibition ¡Aguas! at Foam.
The work of Kruithof is a refreshingly original contribution to contemporary photography. Approaching the medium from a great variety of angles, her works are equally versatile, ranging from photo collages to video animations, installations, sculptures, publications, performances and public interventions. Common premise is a fascination for the online representation of societal issues. Kruithof subjects these to critical scrutiny by extracting existing imagery from the digital sphere, and translating the photographs into her own three-dimensional visual idiom.
During the Artist Talk the artist will elaborate on her work with curator Hinde Haest. The discussion will explore the question the truthfulness of the photographic image we take on a daily basis, on how Kruithof researches the online imagination of urgent subjects such as surveillance and climate change and the use of Instagram as resource material for the exhibition. Also, the unconventional use of materials and how Kruithof breaks through the two-dimensional frames with her installations and sculptures.
Next Level: Anouk Kruithof - ¡Aguas! is on view at Foam from 17 November 2017 until 28 January 2018.