Book Launch: Sander Coers
Blue Mood (Al Mar)

Sander Coers, whose work is included in the exhibition Foam Talent 2024-2025, will present his newest publication Blue Mood (Al Mar) at Foam Editions. The colourful photobook will be available with an exclusive limited print. In addition, Foam curator Aya Musa will host a Q&A with Sander Coers about this personal coming-of-age story.

About the publication

Blue Mood (Al Mar) delves into the emotional landscape of adolescent men, drawing inspiration from Coers' personal memories and stories of his friends and family. It serves as a sequel to his graduation work, Come Home, and features a cast of characters whom he guides through the transformative journey into adulthood. 

One of the key figures in this series is his cousin Jens, whose parents made the decision to relocate to Spain, close to the place Sander and Jens frequented during their childhood. Jens's presence becomes the foundation upon which the narrative unfolds, with his face often being the only face fully visible to viewers. Thus, Blue Mood (Al Mar) simultaneously becomes a personal, intimate document and a universally relatable tale.

Blue Mood (Al Mar) is a limited edition softcover publication of 100 copies. The book has been designed by the artist and realized in collaboration with the Vancouver-based platform Booooooom, with financial support from Fonds Kwadraat.

Blue Mood (Al Mar), 2024 © Sander Coers.

Available with a limited edition print

Blue Mood (Al Mar) © Sander Coers.

The Foam Talent programme and the annual Talent Issue of Foam Magazine are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, the VandenEnde Foundation and MPB.

The exhibition is made possible by De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Mondrian Fund, Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab and Oschatz Visuelle Medien.

Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.

Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.

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Book Launch: Sander Coers
Blue Mood (Al Mar)