Emerging Belgian Photography
Liberation through Photography
Made In Dublin
From January 14 to February 27, FOMU will show the multimedia installation Made In Dublin in the center of Antwerp, at Wapper 7.
Made In Dublin is a nine-screen, quadrophonic multimedia installation. The installation combines Doyle’s photos, Donohoe’s soundscapes, Barry’s words and narration, and Sweeney’s montage and production design
Martine Franck (BE, 1938-2012), who was born in Antwerp, discovered a passion for photography while on a long journey through Asia in 1963. Once she had returned home to Paris, she set herself as a freelance photographer and created portraits and reportages for the major American magazines, including Life, The New York Times and Vogue. Martine Franck claimed wonder and a deep joy for humanity, with all the empathy she displayed.
When you look beyond the surface of a Lynne Cohen (CA, 1944-2014) photograph, you enter a subtly absurd and surreal universe. She exclusively photographed interiors for four decades: spas, military facilities, classrooms, laboratories, etc. What goes on in the minds of the designers and users of these spaces? There are no humans in these scenes, only cryptic traces that once there were.
33 days of .tiff
Each year, FOMU selects ten promising photographers who live or work in Belgium. It is the start of a year-long journey that commences with publication in our portfolio magazine .tiff and ends with a group exhibition in the museum. With works from: Laure Cottin Stefanelli, Etienne Courtois, David Denil, Katherine Longly, Renée Lorie, Sebastian Steveniers, Wiktoria Synak, Florine Thiebaud, Pierre Vanneste, Sybren Vanoverberghe.
.tiff is as eclectic as “Belgian photography” itself. It offers a snapshot of the diversity and dynamism of Belgium’s photography scene. .tiff allows FOMU to provide emerging talent with a platform to reach a wider audience and network.
Collection Purchase Eamonn Doyle
Present is the renowned Belgian photographer Stephan Vanfleteren’s (°1969) first major retrospective. The general public knows him best for his evocative black-and-white portraits but in recent decades he has produced a wide range of journalistic, documentary and artistic work. This exhibition provides space for both his iconic images and his equally impressive, lesser-known photographs, which together illustrate the evolution of Vanfleteren’s oeuvre.
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan insurgent group led by Joseph Kony, emerged in the second half of the eighties. It is especially notorious for its mass abductions of civilians, of whom over half are children. The extreme violence practiced by this armed militia means that little is known about the lives of the abductees.
Since 2011, Patrick Waterhouse has been collecting maps, photos, flags and other documents to create an extensive archive of colonial representations of Australia, from 1770 to the present day.