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.
Lamrabat makes playful reference to icons from the fashion world and mixes symbols of popular culture and North African culture. He teams traditional apparel with striking props to create his unique visual universe.
In 2020, FOMU awarded COVID-19 work grants to Mous Lamrabat, Aurélie Geurts, Joud Toamah, Hélène Amouzou and Alexey Shlyk & Ben Van den Berghe. They are creating new work inspired by the precarious times we are living through. The images are incorporated in FOMU’s collection.
The COVID-19 work grant was financed by FOMU, supplemented by donations from visitors and FOMU Patrons, and through subsidies from the City of Antwerp.
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.
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.
Re-Imagining Archival Evidence
In your imagination, what do you expect to see in a collection of photography from different scientific archives?
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.
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.
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.
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