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.
For the series Agata, Depoorter plunged into a dynamic collaboration with a young Polish woman she met in a strip club in Paris. The result is a little, alternative universe that raises many issues.
In 2018, Depoorter showed this work for the first time at her solo exhibition at FOMU. When a new exhibition at Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH) was planned for 2019, the relationship/collaboration between Agata and Bieke became more intense and the photography more frenzied. She included a letter in the exhibition in which she ends the collaboration with Agata.
Agata is the story of a young woman in search of her identity, and an experiment on the fragility of authorship in photography. Above all, the project is the product of two people, photographer and subject, who agreed “to use each other”.
This work is currently on show in the exhibition 're-collect'.
Virtual tour Stephan Vanfleteren
Watch the compilation of Present at home, the online tour through the expo 'Stephan Vanfleteren - Present' at FOMU. From episode 1, his early work, to episode 6, the still lifes that Vanfleteren makes in his daylight studio.
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.
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'.
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
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.
Vincen Beeckman about Le Fusée de la Motographie
The project 'Le Fusée de la Motographie' consists of more than 100 boxes. In each box you can find one or more photographs.
Herman Selleslags & the FOMU collection
Herman Selleslags is one of the most famous photographers in Belgium and has been magazine Humo’s house photographer for fifty years.
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.
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.