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.
The Gevaert Paper Project, unlocking a historical collection
FOMU is making the historical Agfa-Gevaert collection available in the Gevaert Paper Project.
Video Grace Ndiritu Reimagines the FOMU Collection
Ndiritu’s art practice explores our rapidly changing world. She sees shamanism as a means to reactivate ‘the dying art museum’: "I believe that museums are important platforms."
Life During Wartime Through Ukrainian Photography
FOMU and Trigger Magazine would like to invite you to follow Ukrainian photographers to get their view on the situation and what it’s like to work as a photographer in a war situation: personally and professionally.
Recaptioning Congo is one of the Best Art Books from 2022 according to The New York Times
Recaptioning Congo - the book that accompanies the exhibition of the same name at FOMU - has been hailed in The New York Times as one of the best art books of 2022.
Video: Sandrine Colard about Recaptioning Congo
In this video, curator Sandrine Colard takes Marie-France Vodikulwakidi (VICE) on a tour in the Recaptioning Congo exhibition at FOMU.
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.
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?
It was not always such a ‘common’ insight: that artists are workers among other workers from other sectors. Read the essay by Rune Peitersen
Alice Pallot & Ugo Woatzi on show in Camera Italy
.tiff photographers Alice Pallot (2022) and Ugo Woatzi (2021) are selected for the exhibition 'On The Verge: Seven Young European Photographers' in CAMERA Turin.