De keuze van
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 photograph by the Italian photographer Cesare Colombo.
“What struck me about the photograph was actually what Colombo didn’t photograph. The negative space in this picture actually plays the leading role.”
For the video series ‘De keuze van’, seven inspirational people choose their favourite image from the FOMU collection.
FOMU has a collection of more than three million photographic objects. In the FOMU collection you can find negatives, analogue prints, digital photos, equipment, daguerreotypes, glass plates and photographers' archives.
The collection is constantly growing because FOMU consistently purchases work by Belgian talent and acquires photographs that help tell the history of (Belgian) photography. We also purchase international, socially relevant photography.
Project Tegenlicht: New techniques for the preservation of photo archives
When the condition and the volume of photographic film is so challenging, how do you make such important archives accessible?
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.
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.
Together with Vice Belgium, FOMU talks with four women about masculinity. All four identify in some way with butchness.
De fotoroman was een van de meest populaire massamedia uit de jaren ’50, vergelijkbaar met het succes van Netflix vandaag de dag. Maar wat is het exact? En hoe werd het geconsumeerd?
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.
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.