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Lieko Shiga - Canary

22 March - 12 May 2013

Foam presents the Canary series by Japanese photographer Lieko Shiga (1980). In her work, Shiga combines local myths with stories of ordinary people and their personal memories, feelings and experiences. She thus creates fantastical and often dramatic images that make reference to the twilight area between dream and reality. Her often-dark work is deeply rooted in the Japanese folkloric tradition and the supernatural as a self-evident presence. Shiga is part of a new generation of Japanese photographers. Her photos are characterised by a distinctive use of light and colour and a powerful visual language based on her own fantasy.

This exhibition has been made possible by JT International Company Netherlands BV (JTI).

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Private tour by Lieko Shiga

On 22 March Foam organises a special private tour by Shiga herself (in English) for Foam members. The tour can be combined with a Japanese dinner in Foam Café. Reservations through