The beauty of oddity: Diane Arbus in Foam
Foam has currently closed its doors to prepare the extra large exhibition Diane Arbus that officially opens at 25th of October.
This extraordinary retrospective shows 200 works of the late Arbus, who was often called ‘the photographer of the freaks’, and found most of her subjects in New York City. The 200 photos have been made during the 1950s and 1960s: contemporary anthropology-portraits of couples, children, carnival performers, nudists, middle-class families, transvestites, zealots, eccentrics, and celebrities-stands as an allegory of the human experience.
Diane Arbus at Foam not only shows Arbus’ work, but also a glimpse of her life and working methods. To explore in three additional separate galleries containing biographical material, books, personal notebooks, correspondence and other writings in which the artist articulates the goals, obstacles, and strategies that went into making the pictures.
“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” – Diane Arbus (1923 – 1971)
Diane Arbus @ Foam
October 25, 2012 – January 13, 2013