Fukt Magazine No. 20 – The Faces Issue
FUKT Magazine, one of the world’s leading, engaging and inspiring drawing magazine returns for its 20th edition. This new anniversary release looks at the art of portraits in drawing.
While creating portraits is as old as humanity, what does that mean today, especially in the age of selfies and social media? After 2 years of a global pandemic and people hidden behind masks FUKT Issue #20 explores and celebrates the human face. Featuring drawings by 34 contemporary artists, we delve into the world of portraiture and the face in contemporary art. Inside the magazine, you’ll discover a range of perspectives and topics, from face blindness, courtroom drawings and lockdown portraits to facial recognition – a selection of drawing positions that present a unique take on the face.
The cover comes in variations of 24 different printed faces, all of which have a tear-off cover revealing an empty face template on which you can draw any face you want. You can scribble, draw a portrait, simple or elaborate, anything is possible. We would love to see the faces you draw, so don’t hesitate to upload them to social media and tag @fukt_magazine
Artists: Astrid Köppe, Balint Zsako, Bill Robles, Britta Lumer, Carlotta, Esther Maria Bjørneboe, Gabriella Boros, Ida Woldsund, Javier Lozano, Jiayue Li, Johan Kleinjan, Katinka Theis, Kenturah Davis, Louisa Engel, Marijn Akkermans, Mitti Mendonça, Mone Schliephack, Nidhal Chamekh, Ofobuike Okudoh, Phoebe Boswell, Reza Shafahi, Roberto Lugo, Rosa Everts, Russell Herron, Samehoshi, Sandro Kopp, Sanja Prautzsch, Shivangi Ladha, Skye Volmar, Tawan Wattuya, The Dazzle Club, Wanda Koop, Witte Wartena, Zhang Huan
What is FUKT?
FUKT is a magazine for contemporary drawing. It comes without ads, beautifully designed with a focus on the visual, with occasional interviews with interesting artists and essays by engaging authors. The design and format are changing for each issue.
Founded in 1999 by artist Björn Hegardt, FUKT, which translates to “moist” or “damp” in Norwegian and Swedish, is a Berlin-based annual magazine for contemporary drawing. Each issue comes with a unique cover by Ariane Spanier who also co-edits and designs the magazine. From issue 16 onwards, the FUKT team began organising each edition thematically: from The Sex Issue on Dirty Drawings to The Words Issue and Fukt The System Issue.