Daniel O’Gorman, visual researcher, is now officially representing FOAM in Ireland. This put simply means that finally, and given the time, we will be able to buy FOAM at our local newsagent… The press release:
“We are proud to announce we are now representing Foam Magazine in Ireland. Foam is available to order through us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and will be making it way to gallery/art book stores in Ireland soon. If you are a retailer and want to talk to us about stocking Foam please talk to us at email@example.com. We will be opening an online publications store later this week with more titles to be anouncements to come.
Foam Magazine is a quarterly publication that sets itself apart with its generous 16 pages of portfolio space that it allots to each of the eight contributing photographers. Each portfolio is printed on a different type of paper, carefully selected to enhance the photographic image, and is accompanied by an essay or interview of an acclaimed author. A quarterly theme challenges the reader to see the portfolios in a different perspective. It defines surprising common grounds between the different photographers’ varying styles and genres.
In addition, Foam Magazine reveals six images that have been on the minds of various eminent figures in the cultural world and reviews the latest photography publications. The result is a highly appreciated magazine within the international photography world. Both professionals and contemporary art lovers regard Foam Magazine as a timeless collector’s item used for inspiration and reflection.
‘We would like to stress that Foam Magazine is one of the finest photo magazines that exist internationally, with good quality content and wonderful graphic design. It is a real pleasure to look at and read.’ – Julien Frydman, director magnum Photos, Paris.”
All I can say is FANTASTIC!!
From their web site:
“The Exhibitionist is a new journal focusing solely on the practice of exhibition making. The objective is to create a wider platform for the discussion of curatorial concerns, encourage a diversification of curatorial models, and actively contribute to the formation of a theory of curating.
The journal is a publication made by curators for curators and understands itself as a site for critical debate in regards to the practice of exhibition making. The Exhibitionist will be published twice a year and will follow a strict editorial structure that revolves around the analysis and examination of past, present, and future exhibitions and other curatorial ideas. Under the title Curators’ Favorites each issue will present three texts for which three curators will write a personal essay about their favorite exhibition, contemporary or historic. This will be followed by an in-depth look at a historically important exhibition in the section Back in the Day. Assessments will comprise the core of the journal. Here four curators will focus on reviewing one significant contemporary exhibition from different points of view. Typologies opens up the debate around specific exhibition formats. The section Attitudes will feature a text by a member of the editorial board reflecting on the current state of exhibition making while Rear View invites a curator to reflect upon an exhibition s/he has recently curated. Every fourth issue a conversation about past contributions, the content and the form of the journal between some of the past contributors will offer a forum for self-reflexivity.”
Art History Poster by Vuk Vidor
By the way, ‘Duchamp owns everything’.
REAL FANTASIES – New Photography from Switzerland
A highly constructed selection of Swiss photographers with the purpose of identifying trends in Swiss contemporary photography, although some of the work is more than 5 years old. Worth, all the same.
Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art.
Catalogue from the exhibition at the International Center of Photography.
Photography: Crisis of History. JOAN FONTCUBERTA, ED.
A must have.
12. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis
Was at the opening of the exhibition. Nothing I haven’t seen in Dublin.
Purple Fashion Magazine
With articles about Terry Richardson amongst others. A pretty weird nudity section included.
Photography Now Journal for Photography and Video Art
The best way to digest their humongous web site database.
The International Review of Graphic Design. Full of delicious fonts, everywhere.
These are some darn good magazines about Photography and Design I bought in Spain. And a good magazine, has usually a good web site!
OJO DE PEZ