In a ten year anniversary exhibition, Amsterdam gallery Foam revisits a favourite theme with the suggestively titled Still/Life. All the crazy symbolism that goes with a typical still life still applies, though we’re more likely to read into the sexy stuff these days. Safe to say the traditionally inanimate subject matter of these photographs are demonstrably non-traditional, and, as the curators tell us: “Instead of taking photos (as a representation of reality), today’s photographers take photos (entirely staged).” Which is a pleasing, contemporary distinction, exemplified by the likes of Qiu Yang, Lernert & Sander and Anne de Vries.
The show runs until 26 October.
- Brooklyn-based Jyan Ku’s naive pastel works are oddly charming
- Jules de Balincourt’s vivid paintings of public spaces play with reality
- Harry Israelson photographs a renaissance fair in sunny California
- Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa designs the inaugural issue of YES & NO Magazine
- Introducing graphic designer Moonsick Gang
- “Non-league football is our punk rock” – Alex Brown’s work for Eastbourne Town FC
- Animator and director James Curran’s amusing 30-day Gifathon project in Tokyo
- Photographer Sophie Mayanne’s new personal project celebrates imperfection (NSFW)
- Animator Saiman Chow’s trippy idents for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
- The daily grind: Louis Quail’s photographs of fascinatingly mundane offices
- "Before I was a graphic designer I had nearly no idea what one was": meet Austin Redman
- Matthew Raw: the east London artist making clay great again