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FOMU supports emerging Belgian talent with .tiff
Every year FOMU selects ten promising phototographers, all living or working in Belgium. Discover the selected artists for .tiff 2022.
My Santa Barbara: Stories of migration and relocation
Santa Barbara is Markosian’s exploration of her own personal history. In a similar spirit, Diana Markosian and FOMU invite visitors of the exhibition to record a short video commenting on the trajectory of their own life.
Art acquisitions Flemisch Community Collection preserved in FOMU collection
The selection was the responsibility of a committee of independent curators and experts from all six Flemish contemporary art museums including FOMU.
Missing Women: Photography's Ongoing Issue
Four recent publications show that women are just as capable of producing great photographs as men, and always have been.
Willy Kessels' Photography and the 1935 Brussels World's Fair
No other medium but photography would work for Willy Kessels (BE, 1898–1974) and define his entire philosophy, on which he imposed a new and recognizable trademark with superimpositions and photomontages.
Fruits Of Self-Care: Soft, Spoiled, Radical
Self-care is 'a bit of a catch-all term', thus opens writer and poet Anna Lounguine her essay on a concept that culturally speaking seems to have lost its ethical and political potentials.
On Inge Meijer’s A Garden Revisioned
During a residency Dutch artist Inge Meijer came across a massive archive of pre-wedding photography at a bankrupt wedding hall in Gwangju, South Korea. Meijer started working on the archive, which resulted in her ongoing installation project
De keuze van Dirk De Wachter
Psychiatrist and professor Dirk De Wachter chooses his favourite piece from the FOMU collection: a photograph of actor Julien Schoenaerts.
Together with Vice Belgium, FOMU talks with four women about masculinity. All four identify in some way with butchness.
De keuze van Samira Saleh
For the video series ‘De keuze van’, seven inspirational people choose their favourite image from the FOMU collection. Spoken word artist and presenter Samira Saleh chooses a photograph by the Syrian photographer and director Issa Touma.
Behind the scenes of the FOMU collection
In this video we would like to take you on an journey behind the scenes of the FOMU collection. How was the collection created? What is involved in preserving the collection? And how does FOMU want to collect in the future?
Martine Franck mini-documentaire
The Belgian Magnum photographer Martine Franck has made portraits and reports for major American magazines such as Life, The New York Times and Vogue. Find out more about here life and work in this mini documentary.
Social Transformation through Photography: The Case of KENE
A practice of care for a neighbourhood and its inhabitants flourishes at KENE in Bamako, Mali, a permanent photography lab for young adults, a place for education, relations, care for the neighbour and its collective memory construction.
De keuze van Jaouad Alloul
“I get excited when I see this photograph, but not on a sexual level", explains theatre-maker, singer and entrepreneur Jaouad Alloul about his favorite picture from the FOMU collection.
The Kaiserpanorama - a remarkable item of the FOMU collection
The Kaiserpanorama is one of the most remarkable items of the FOMU collection. It is a "modern machine", intended to bring photography to a wide audience. 25 people can simultaneously sit around the Kaiserpanorama and view three-dimensional images.
Max Pinckers - Margins of Excess
Following the exhibition of Max Pinckers at FOMU, Public broadcaster VRT is showing the documentary 'Max Pinckers - Margins of Excess'.
re-collect: Artist Video's
Artist video: Anne De Gelas
The Brussels photographer Anne De Gelas creates highly personal work. Often self-portraiture, her images can be intimately revealing. She combines handwritten and typed texts, drawings, clippings and photographs to create a form of diary.
Artist video: Dirk Braeckman
Dirk Braeckman has developed an impressive career over the past 25 years. His photographs have a unique place in the visual arts. FOMU is currently the museum that manages the largest collection of Braeckman’s photographs.
Artist video: Vincent Delbrouck
Vincent Delbrouck creates memorable impressions of the places he explores by integrating personal and fictional perspectives into single works.
Artist video: David Claerbout
David Claerbout modelled Elvis’ body using hundreds of photographic fragments of his skin and facial features. He challenges the two-dimensional nature of the photograph by adding virtual time and space.
Artist video: Bieke Depoorter
Bieke Depoorter’s artistic practice is based on her relationships with the people she photographs. In recent years, she has been searching for ways to further close the gap.
Artist video: Mous Lamrabat
Beauty and a sense of hope are central to Mous Lamrabat’s work. His photographs are absurd and surrealistic, at times subtly provocative, always colourful and fun.
De keuze van Frank Raes
Apart from being a well known sports journalist, Frank Raes is also a photographer. For the video series ‘De keuze van’ he dives into the collection of FOMU and chooses his favorite image.
Radical Futurism: Documentary's Chronopolitics
With her compelling contribution to Indigenous futurism, Thirza Jean Cuthand’s Reclamation, 2018, documents what’s to come.
De keuze van Saskia De Coster
Write Saskia De Coster delves into the image collection of FOMU. It is a work by the Belgian photographer Nick Hannes that stands out to her the most.
De keuze van Bent Van Looy
"For me, photography is primarily about looking into another world. Through the eyes, through the mind of the photographer.” Musician, painter and presenter Bent Van Looy chooses his favorite image from the FOMU collection.
A Critique of Everyday Life
The photography of William Egglestone and Stephen Shore, part of the new color photography movement, is not often associated with ‘politics’, or utopian potentials. Young critic, Taylor Dorrell, thinks its worthwhile to reconsider this.
Re-Imagining Archival Evidence
In your imagination, what do you expect to see in a collection of photography from different scientific archives?
De keuze van Dalilla Hermans
Author, theatre director and columnist Dalilla Hermans chooses her favorite image from the FOMU collection: a photograph from the series 'New ways of photographing the New Masai' by Jan Hoek. But why exactly this photograph?