Foam 3h: Foam x NEU NOW present Robert Glas – Before the Law | Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

datum: donderdag 20 juli 2017

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Foam 3h  Foam x NEU NOW present Robert Glas – Before the Law | Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

Exhibition opening: Thursday 20 July, 5.30PM

In collaboration with NEU NOW, Foam presents the work of Dutch photographer Robert Glas (NL, 1986). in the exhibition Robert Glas -
Before the Law. His projects scrutinise legislative processes around immigration and personal identification. His practice is an ongoing investigation into the technologies used by nation-states to monitor the movement of people across territories. This process results in short films, photographs and installations, a selection of which will be on display in Foam 3h, Foam’s project space for young talent.

Glas goes to great lengths unpicking bureaucratic procedures, methods of identification and legislative inconsistencies. He went through various lawsuits in order to make and publish the images for his series Voor Vrij Nederland (2014-2016), which is exhibited at Foam. The photographs depict interiors of detention centers for undocumented immigrants in the Netherlands. It is hard to imagine these unremarkable spaces to be the cause of extensive legal strife concerning freedom of the press. The almost clinical depiction of the rooms stands in stark contrast with the political, social and emotional implications for the people that inhabit them.

The exhibition will be opened on Thursday 20 July in the presence of the artist. You are welcome from 5.30 pm onwards.
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This exhibition was organised in partnership with NEU NOW, an initiative of ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts.

Foam x NEU NOW: Robert Glas – Before the Law is made possible with support of the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund and the Van Bijlevelt Foundation and Kleurgamma.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.


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