Documentary'Max Pinckers - Margins of Excess'
Following the exhibition of Max Pinckers in FOMU, VRT is showing the documentary 'Max Pinckers - Margins of Excess'. Watch Pinckers travel across the US and investigate the blurred line between fiction and reality in the US media.
Max Pinckers is a Belgian photographer. In 2016 he goes on a road trip through the US with his Canadian wife Victoria Gonzalez-Figueras, with the purpose to make photographs for a new book, 'Margins of Excess'.
The photographss with which Pinckers returns to Belgium months later seem at first sight spontaneous moments. A boy lying lifeless on the ground, in the middle of an abandoned street. An undertaker in front of an open coffin. Three long-haired teenagers on a fallen tree. The images immediately intrigue. But when you watch them more closely, you feel that something is not right.
The framing is too good. The composition is too right. And the light feels unnatural. In short: the whole scene seems staged. Which is the fact in most cases. Because almost every photograph byPinckers is often preceded by days of research. Or at least an intensive thought process.
Exhibition Max Pinckers - Double Bind
until 13.03.2022 at FOMU
Can a photograph say something about the world we live in? Max Pinckers (BE, 1988) places photography under the microscope. He explores the boundaries of documentary and reveals its manipulative nature. His artistic response is “speculative documentary”, a blending of fact and fiction. FOMU presents the first retrospective to cover the past five years of Pinckers’ work.
Re-Imagining Archival Evidence
In your imagination, what do you expect to see in a collection of photography from different scientific archives?
De keuze van Dirk De Wachter
Psychiatrist and professor Dirk De Wachter chooses his favourite piece from the FOMU collection: a photograph of actor Julien Schoenaerts.
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.
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.
De keuze van Dalilla Hermans
Author, theatre director and columnist Dalilla Hermans chooses her favorite image from the FOMU collection: a photograph from the series 'New ways of photographing the New Masai' by Jan Hoek. But why exactly this photograph?
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.
Behind the scenes of the FOMU collection
In this video we would like to take you on an journey behind the scenes of the FOMU collection. How was the collection created? What is involved in preserving the collection? And how does FOMU want to collect in the future?
Together with Vice Belgium, FOMU talks with four women about masculinity. All four identify in some way with butchness.