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.
The Gevaert Paper Project, unlocking a historical collection
FOMU is making the historical Agfa-Gevaert collection available in the Gevaert Paper Project.
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A Quest For Meaning is an encyclopaedic endeavour – the story of the universe since the Big Bang told in photographs. (Hettie Judah)
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In response to the overview exhibition at FOMU, we engaged in a conversation with James Barnor. His versatile talent and influential images make him a pioneer in the history of photography.
Meggy Rustamova, Nick Geboers and Maryan Sayd awarded FOMU Grants
The FOMU Grant creates a fertile ground for photographers based in Flanders to further their artistic careers. It consists of a commission for new work, a presentation in the museum, and the purchase of the work for the collection.
Susan meiselas: video and interview
On the occasion of the exhibition Mediations, Susan Meiselas talks to Jeu de Paume about her life and work.