Dominique Lambert / Le Pourquoi Pas?
Exhibition: 24 Feb – 16 Apr 2017
Thu 23 Feb 17:30
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
1017 DS Amsterdam
Sat-Wed 10-18 . Thu, Fri 10-21
Stéphanie Solinas uses her work to explore contemporary ideas about identity that are informed by practical applications within photography.
The exhibition Dominique Lambert / Le Pourquoi Pas? presents two series by the French photographer Stéphanie Solinas. In her work, Solinas attempts to materialise abstract concepts such as identity or the spiritual in a systematic and factual manner. She employs photography as a part of a diverse array of research methods – alongside language, video and installation. The research process is central to her practice; by collaborating with experts from various disciplines Solinas investigates the shared role of the artist, the scientist and the medium as moderators of reality. Her methodical approach stands in stark contrast to the more subjective character of her subject-matter: identity, memory and the invisible world of the mind. Foam showed Solinas’ work before, in 2012 her project Sans titre (M. Bertillon) was presented in Foam 3h.
ABOUT STÉPHANIE SOLINAS
Stéphanie Solinas (France, 1978) graduated from the École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière and obtained a PhD at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Her work has been exhibited in La Maison Rouge (Paris), during Rencontres d’Arles (Arles) and in Carré d’Art (Nîmes) among others. Solinas’ work was included in numerous public collections such as those of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Musée d’Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne) and in various private collections. She published various books such as Dominique Lambert (2010), Sans titre, M. Bertillon (2012), Déserteurs (2013) and Dominique Lambert (2016). Solinas lives in Paris and teaches at Sciences Po and the École Supérieure d’Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen (ESADHaR).
The exhibition is made possible by the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, the City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.