MAAN/MOON - Rebel Lives - 31 days of .tiff

MAAN/MOON - Rebel Lives - 31 days of .tiff

New Exhibitions at FOMU starting 28.06.2019

MAAN/MOON
28.06.2019 - 06.10.2019

On 21 July 1969, at 2.56 UTC, Neil Alden Armstrong was the first person to ever set foot on the moon. 50 years later, the exhibition MAAN/MOON takes you on a photographic odyssey to our closest celestial neighbour and back. The object of dreams and fantasies, but also the catalyst for a global space race, the moon leaves no one unmoved. 

FOMU goes in search of the stories engendered by this elusive white disk in our firmament, and reconciles its scientific, political and poetic facets. MAAN/MOON takes us back to the early days of photography with images by John Adams Whipple (1852), Warren de la Rue (1866-1880) and Lœwy & Puiseux’ magnificent lunar atlas (1896-1910). Contemporary artists also shine a light on the moon, with photographs from Apollo’s pivotal year, 1969, and the Cold War period. The result is an evocative stream of images that walk the fine line between fact and fiction, bitter truths and sweet dreams. 

Includes historical 19th century photography, archival images from NASA and Life magazine, and various works by Annemie Augustijns, Fabrizio Boni & Giorgio De Finis, Tom Callemin, Cortis & Sonderegger, Cristina de Middel, Joan Fontcuberta, Vincent Fournier, Léon Gimpel, Harry Gruyaert, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Michael Light, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Joel Meyerowitz, Lisa Oppenheim, Katie Paterson, Robert Pufleb & Nadine Schlieper, Penelope Umbrico and others.

The exhibition is accompanied by the publication MOON - Photographing the Moon 1840 - Now published by FOMU and Hannibal.

Curators: Maarten Dings & Joachim Naudts

Press images
Below you can find a large selection of press images. Take notice! For the press images of Getty and AP you have to purchase a license yourself. For your convenience, these images are in a separate gallery. The postcards are also in a separate gallery.

You always have to mention the copyright and cannot crop the images. You can use maximum 3 images without cost. You cannot use more than one image on a full page. If you want to use more images, please contact the press & communication office. Images may only be used in articles about the exhibition.


Cartes Postales
At the beginning of the 20th century, Paris was enchanted by the idea of travelling to the moon. A scene from the film Le voyage dans la lune by Georges Méliès, in which a woman sits upon a crescent moon, captured the popular imagination. Portrait photographers made a fortune out of this trend and the moon became a popular background image in photographic studios. Other postcards featured single or multiple images in which Pierrots, amorous couples or bare-bottomed children made their appearance ‘au clair de la lune’.

Images Getty & AP: You must purchase a license to use these images.
You can find the link to the image on the website of Getty or AP in the caption.

Information pressimages MAAN_MOON_English.pdf 391 KB Introduction text_Book_A Bad Moon Rising A Bad Moon Rising - text MD&JN - EN.pdf - 606 KB

 

Rebel Lives
Photographs from inside the Lord’s Resistance Army
Kristof Titeca
28.06.2019 - 06.10.2019


The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan insurgent group led by Joseph Kony, emerged in the second half of the eighties. It is especially notorious for its mass abductions of civilians, of whom over half are children. The extreme violence practiced by this armed militia means that little is known about the lives of the abductees.

The Rebel Lives project relates a visual story about this rebel movement and the people who are a part of it. At the project’s heart is a series of recently discovered photographs that were taken by the LRA generals themselves. Kristof Titeca (BE, 1978), an expert in conflict studies, supplements this material with found drawings, videos and documents that provide context for the photographs. He also travelled to Uganda with photographer Georges Senga (1983, DRC) to revisit the people portrayed in the images. Rebel Lives offers an insight into a layered piece of history where the line between perpetrator and victim has become increasingly blurred. 

The exhibition is accompanied by the publication Rebel Lives. Photographs from inside the Lord’s Resistance Army published by FOMU and Hannibal.

Curator: Rein Deslé

Press images
The selection of images from this project is the result of a lengthy process in which the people depicted were involved. Given the sensitive nature of the image material, these images may not be reproduced without explaining their context in an accompanying text or caption. The vague boundary between perpetrator and victim must be tightened. For a detailed description of this problem, please refer to the publication Rebel Lives, which provides the material with a profound context.

High resolution press images are available upon request. You always have to mention the copyright and cannot crop the images. You can use maximum 3 images without cost. You cannot use more than one image on a full page. If you want to use more images, please contact the press & communication office. Images may only be used in articles about the exhibition.

 

WhyYouShouldCare_Rebel Lives_EN.pdf 118 KB

 

31 days of .tiff
Highlighting Emerging Image Makers
28.06.2019 - 28.07.2019

Belgium is teeming with talented photographers. FOMU has used the pages of .tiff magazine to provide exposure for ten promising photographers per year since its inception in 2012.

The magazine has since evolved into an international platform. During one month this summer, FOMU will show recent work by the following artists selected for .tiff 2018:

Elena Aya Bundurakis, Bertrand Cavalier, Jeroen De Wandel-Photographer, Ulla Deventer, Lionel Jusseret, Léonard Pongo, Maroussia Prignot & Valerio Alvarez, Titus Simoens, Egon Van Herreweghe & Ann Vincent.

.tiff forms part of Futures, a European partnership between FOMU and eleven other organisations, which aims to build a network of artists, experts and resources to spotlight talented Belgian photographers.

Press images
You always have to mention the copyright and cannot crop the images. You can use maximum 3 images without cost. You cannot use more than one image on a full page. If you want to use more images, please contact the press & communication office. Images may only be used in articles about the exhibition.

 

Isabelle Willems Head of press & communication at FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerpen
Soetkin Bruneel Assistant press & communication at FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerpen

 

About FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerpen

The FOMU Fotomuseum of Antwerp houses one of the most significant photo collections in Europe, featuring both equipment and photo documents. Each year, the FOMU presents several temporary exhibitions by nationally and internationally renowned photographers. 

The museum’s displays change every four months, showcasing photography as a medium that is part of a broader social and cultural context. Visitors can also attend lectures and workshops, visit the museum shop and the museumcafé Pixel. The FOMU can be found in and old warehouse in the neighbourhood ‘t Zuid (South quarter of Antwerp), close to the museum of contemporary art M HKA and the museum of fine arts.

FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerpen
Waalsekaai 47
2000 Antwerpen
België