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Foam Talks: On the Politics of Images

Foam and Paris Photo present a brand-new series of Foam Talks, this time featured around the latest issue of Foam Magazine M/OTHERLANDS. The topic or guiding question will be the political power of images. How do they shape not only our understanding but also our opinion of the world? Each of the episodes welcomes a guest speaker that will be in conversation with Elisa Medde, Editor in Chief of Foam Magazine. Paris Photo will be running from the 10th until the 13th of November. The latest Foam Magazine called M/OTHERLANDS: The Transnational Issue can be found in the book section.
Image from the series Being Part European, riso print, 42 x 58,4 cm © Mirelle van Tulder, courtesy of the artist

Episode 1 with Taous R. Dahmani

Taous R. Dahmani is a historian of photography, researcher and writer based between London and Marseille, France. She is currently writing a PhD on the relationship between political actions and photographic gestures. She is also a content editor at The Eyes, a trustee of the Photo Oxford Festival and on the editorial board of MAI Visual Culture and Feminism. Taous is the curator of the 2022 Louis Roederer Discovery Award at Rencontres d’Arles.


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Episode 2 with Federica Chiocchetti

Federica Chiocchetti is a writer, curator, editor, and recently appointed director of the Musée du Locle in Switzerland. Through her platform Photocaptionist she collaborates with international museums (Jeu de Paume, V&A, Kunsthalle Budapest), private collections (David Solo, Archive of Modern Conflict) festivals and fairs (Jaipur Photo, T3 Tokyo Photo Festival, Paris Photo), publishers (Spector Books, Aperture, Foam), bookstores (La Fabrica, Shakespeare and Company) and universities (University of Oxford, ECAL), among others. She holds a PhD in ‘Photo-Texts’, from London’s University of Westminster, which she is transforming into a touring exhibition, book and educational project, the Word and Image Workshop. She has won a number of residencies (Fondation Michalski, Cité internationale des arts), awards (Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography Book, Vienna Photo Book Dummy) and in 2016 she was included among the ‘16 female curators shaking things up’ by Artnet. Her research on women in photography was presented in multiple forms by L’Uomo Vogue, Fotomuseum Winterthur, 10x10 Photobooks, London Art Fair and The Photographers’ Gallery.


Image from the series abzgram © Karolina Wojtas, courtesy of the artist

Episode 3 with Tanja Ostojic

Tanja Ostojic is a Berlin-based performance and interdisciplinary artist, researcher and educator, internationally renowned as a pioneer of institutional critique from the gender perspective and for her work in the field of socially and politically engaged art and art in the public space. Since 1994, she presented her work in a large number of solo and group exhibitions and festivals globally, such as Venice Biennale, Brooklyn Museum in New York, Busan Biennale in South Korea, amongst others. Tanja received numerous prizes, grants and fellowships, while her artworks are included in relevant museum collective, have a high level of theoretical reference and have been analyzed and included in numerous books, journals and anthologies.


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Concept: Elisa Medde and Amelie Schüle
Production: Nordin Janssen
Mastering & Mixing: Yper Audio

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

In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and Kickstart Cultuurfonds.

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