Foam Fotografiemuseum

recommended presents: Thomas Albdorf

15 June – 2 September 2018

Foam presents the first solo museum exhibition of Thomas Albdorf’s work curated by Hinde Haest. On show is his work created during the fellowship recommended in combination with earlier works.

Thomas Albdorf (*1982, Austria) combines classic photographic genres with modern visual techniques. His landscapes and still-lifes are boldly aesthetical, but his use of the photographic medium is highly conceptual. Using both analogue and digital techniques, Albdorf edits photographs of perennial visual clichés found online (such as a setting sun, a mountainous landscape) after which he subjects these found photos to image recognition software and automatic image generation. The resulting image is recognisable and surrealistic at the same time. It is Albdorf’s way of critically interrogating stereotypes in our digital online visual culture.

Foam Fotografiemuseum
Keizergracht 609
Amsterdam

Opening hours: Mon – Wed 10 am – 6 pm, Thu – Fr 10 am – 9 pm, Sat – Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Admission: 11 €/reduced 8 €
Opening: Thu 14 June, 6 pm
Penal Discussion with the artists: Fri 8 June, 6.30 pm

Further information


The other Exhibitions

Exhibition Haus der Photographie in Freie Akademie der Künste Hamburg

Exhibition Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Meet our Fellows

Thomas Albdorf

Nadja Bournonville