Marcel Feil, the deputy director of artistic affairs from FOAM, photography museum Amsterdam and responsible for FOAM Magazine. A magazine that’s spread in 15 countries and in an edition of 5000. The magazine was introduced at the opening of the museum in 2001. Created to stay close to the audience who is used to see photography in a printed matter. For Transmission Lexicon the topic is corresponding with the 48th edition named Propaganda. In this magazine the alarming rise of Post-Truth politics is brought to light to have a closer look at the nature and provenance of information, especially visual material. In this magazine Feil brought together an interesting list of writers and photographers. The photographers consist of Mathieu Asselin, Roger Ballen, Asger Carlsen, Harit Srikhao, etc. mostly being contemporary photographers and artists who have a connection towards the theme propaganda. They share a critical attitude to propagandist media strategies and the visual imagery deployed within them.
Bio – Marcel Feil (Zeist, 1968) After studying History of Art at the University of Amsterdam he worked for the Dutch Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture for four years. The next four years he was a staff member of the Amsterdam Centre for Photography curating small exhibitions with work of young emerging photographers, organising lectures and the educational program. Since 2002 he worked as curator at Foam and organized a wide range of historical and contemporary photography exhibitions, varying from solo exhibitions, group shows and theme exhibitions. He is also one of the editors of Foam Magazine, the international photography magazine published by Foam. Since the beginning of 2010 he has been Foam’s deputy director, responsible for all artistic affairs. Recently he curated the William Klein retrospective shown in Foam in 2014 and the Helmut Newton retrospective in 2016.
Poster design by Dayna Casey
Artwork curated by Chantell Hassan and created by Eva Sigurðardóttir