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.
Re-Imagining Archival Evidence
In your imagination, what do you expect to see in a collection of photography from different scientific archives?
Artist video: Dirk Braeckman
Dirk Braeckman has developed an impressive career over the past 25 years. His photographs have a unique place in the visual arts. FOMU is currently the museum that manages the largest collection of Braeckman’s photographs.
The Kaiserpanorama - a remarkable item of the FOMU collection
The Kaiserpanorama is one of the most remarkable items of the FOMU collection. It is a "modern machine", intended to bring photography to a wide audience. 25 people can simultaneously sit around the Kaiserpanorama and view three-dimensional images.
Martine Franck mini-documentaire
The Belgian Magnum photographer Martine Franck has made portraits and reports for major American magazines such as Life, The New York Times and Vogue. Find out more about here life and work in this mini documentary.
Together with Vice Belgium, FOMU talks with four women about masculinity. All four identify in some way with butchness.
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.
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'.