Foam presents the first major solo museum exhibition by Anouk Kruithof (1981, Dordrecht) as part of the exhibition series Next Level.
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.
The exhibition centres on Kruithof’s recent investigation into the online representation of urgent societal themes. Over the past few years the artist collected circulating images related to issues like privacy, government surveillance, pollution and climate change. For the series #Evidence (2015 – 2017) she visually dissected the way various American organisations present themselves via Instagram.
In her latest work, Kruithof questions the aesthetical way the causes and consequences of climate change are depicted online. This series was commissioned by Foam and created especially for this exhibition. In addition to her recent work, the exhibition presents a complete overview of her publications, giving insight into the versatility and development of her professional practice.