Issue #21 / Merge
This winter issue focuses on the fusions of photography with
other media and art forms. In recent years we have seen a large
increase in hybrid forms of art. So it should come as no surprise
that a great number of artists have re sponded to this new
situation with extremely diverse work.
For this winter issue, Foam Magazine has put together eight
portfolios that expose the bond of photography with other media
forms. Within these portfolios, photography enters into a close
relationship with film (Tarkovsky),
fashion/sculpture (Freudenthal and Verhagen),
painting (Wåhlstrand), text (van
Duijvenboden), architecture (Hatakeyama),
video (Claerbout)and finally with itself, through
the transformation of documentary into autonomous
work (Broomberg and Chanarin).
Irrespective of the major differences between them, all portfolios
not only give insight into the fascinating position of images in
our society, but also illustrate the fruitful transitional period
which photography now finds itself, with unexpected forms of
collaboration that ensure a boundless future.