Le FOMU collectionne 2010-2020
Vincent Delbrouck, Bieke Depoorter, Boris Mikhailov, Max Pinckers, Annemie Augustijns, David Claerbout, Jacques de Lalaing, Kimbei Kusakabe, Zanele Muholi, Dirk Braeckman … Ce ne sont que quelques-uns des photographes dont les œuvres ont été acquises par la collection du FOMU au cours des 10 dernières années.
L'exposition 're-collect' vous emmène pour une promenade associative dans une décennie d'acquisitions. Nous avons opté pour une présentation non chronologique permettant de tisser des relations inédites entre les œuvres. Trois fils rouges unissent les nouvelles acquisitions : la photographie belge, la photographie internationale à connotation sociale, et la cohérence évidente des expositions du FOMU. Parallèlement, l'expo jette un regard sur le passé, le présent et le futur de la collection.
Le FOMU héberge une collection internationale variée comptant plus de 3 millions de sujets. L'ensemble est à la fois historique et actuel. Il est subdivisé en 4 domaines : images, appareillages, fonds et livres. Chaque année, la collection s'étend par le biais d'achats et de donations. L'exposition 're-collect' présente les plus récentes acquisitions dans le domaine de l'image.
Commissaire: Tamara Berghmans
To accompany the exhibit several videos were published with the artist that are part of the re-collect exhibition.
The videos can be viewed at www.vimeo.com/fomuantwerp
Le Fusée de la Motographie was conceived by Vincen Beeckman for the Brussels arts center Recyclart. It started touring as a travelling exhibition in June 2017. The aim is to bring photography to the people. One hundred and thirty boxes showcase a selection of work by Belgian photographers, from amateurs to Magnum photographers.
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.
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. For the series Agata, Depoorter plunged into a dynamic collaboration with a young Polish woman she met in a strip club in Paris. The result is a little, alternative universe that raises many issues.
David Claerbout modelled Elvis’ body using hundreds of photographic fragments of his skin and facial features. He challenges the two-dimensional nature of the photograph by adding virtual time and space. Photography is both the launching pad and the subject of KING. Claerbout confronts the viewer with the transition from looking through a lens to looking by means of a scanner..
The Brussels photographer Anne De Gelas creates highly personal work. Often self-portraiture, her images can be intimately revealing. She combines handwritten and typed texts, drawings, clippings and photographs to create a form of diary. Her poignant works present an openly autobiographical narrative, with themes including family, loss and trauma but also love.
Vincent Delbrouck creates memorable impressions of the places he explores by integrating personal and fictional perspectives into single works. Using various media—photography, collage and text—in his books and installations, he aims to create an intuitive, associative flow of energy.
Dirk Braeckman has developed an impressive career over the past 25 years. His photographs have a unique place in the visual arts. Braeckman plays with the lighting, tonality, clarity, and the material properties of the photochemical process, which manifests as gradations of black spots where the photographic paper has been left unexposed. FOMU is currently the museum that manages the largest collection of Braeckman’s photographs.