Foam Magazine #51

Foam Magazine #51: Seer/ Believer: The Mythical Issue

Press release | 28 August 2018

Today Foam Magazine launches its brand new issue: Seer/Believer. The 51st issue is themed around 'the mythical’, a subject that has played an important role in visual arts throughout history. The seer is a visionary, creating ways of understanding or framing things that at first appear otherworldly, impossible or irrational. Their interpretations enter our systems of belief and understanding. Who is the author: the seer who creates the stories or the believer who adopts and acts upon them? The photographer has the ability to transform and create connections through envisioning stories from ancient times to contemporary life. Through a process of endless repetition and re-interpretation it becomes a timeless given: a myth existing at the junction where fact and fiction collide. And at the end, we believe what we see, or do we?

Filip Berendt, Joseph Beuys, He Bo, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Tacita Dean, Martin Gusinde, Andy Kassier, Nicola Lo Calzo, Osborne Macharia, Orpheus Standing Alone, Christiane Peschek, Igor Samolet, Scarfolk, Jeff Wall, Patrick Willocq and Tereza Zelenkova.

Mariama Attah, Taco Hidde Bakker, David Bate, Marine Cabos, David Campany, Iliana Cepero, Jörg Colberg, Caroline von Courten, Dominik Czechowski, Tacita Dean, Mark Alice Durant, Marcel Feil, Joan Fontcuberta, Louis Kaplan, Kim Knoppers, Mirjam Kooiman, Magali Nachtergael, Sharon Sliwinski, Katrina Sluis, Clare Strand, Drew Thompson, Daria Tuminas, Ytasha L.Womack.

Foam Magazine #51: Seer/Believer: The Mythical Issue is now available via subscription or as a single issue at Foam, various specialised bookshops worldwide and the Foam webshop.

Foam Magazine is also available as a digital publication. Current and highly coveted but sold-out issues can be accessed from anywhere via web, the branded iOS app or Android with a digital subscription (€31,99/year). The digital edition is accessible for both individual readers and for educational institutions and libraries worldwide via Exact Editions. The digital archive makes it easy for scholars, critics and curators to search and browse a rich history of photographic developments.

Foam Magazine #51
Foam Magazine #51
Foam Magazine #51
Foam Magazine #51
Foam Magazine #51
Foam Magazine #51
Foam Magazine #51

Foam Magazine #51 Seer/ Believer: The Mythical Issue
EAN 8710966455234-00051
288 pages | 300x230x23 mm | 1118 gr

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