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Fashioning the Rise of a New Global Economic Order

Charles-Henry Bédué, from the series L’Habit fait Le Moine, 2014 This essay was originally published in FOAM Magazine’s new Talent Issue. In his project L’Habit fait Le Moine, or The Clothes Make the Man, the French photographer Charles-Henry Bédué supplies a unique and highly thought-provoking window into aspects of materialism in Chinese culture. Photographed between…

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Representing the Death of Neoliberalism – Part 2

Installation view of Thatcher is Dead by Julien Gremaud, 2014 This essay was originally published in FOAM Magazine’s new Talent Issue. The first part of this essay can be found here. Neoliberal ideology aggressively promotes leverage, risk and debt. This is true for governments and corporations, but it is also true for individual consumers. One…

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Representing the Death of Neoliberalism – Part 1

Julien Gremaud, from the series Thatcher is Dead, 2014 This essay was originally published in FOAM Magazine’s new Talent Issue. Thatcher is Dead is the provocative yet matter-of-fact title of a series of images produced by Swiss artist Julien Gremaud. The images are purposefully obscure and consequently also difficult to read. At first sight they…