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New exhibitions: re-collect - Issei Suda - Mous Lamrabat

At FOMU from 07.05.2021

re-collect
FOMU collects 2010-2020
07.05.2021 - 07.11.2021

Vincent Delbrouck, Bieke Depoorter, Boris Mikhailov, Max Pinckers, Annemie Augustijns, David Claerbout, Jacques de Lalaing, Kimbei Kusakabe, Zanele Muholi, Dirk Braeckman … These are just a few of the photographers whose work FOMU has acquired for its collection over the past 10 years.

The exhibition re-collect takes you on an associative walk through a decade of acquisitions. The non-chronological approach encourages new connections to be made between the works. Three focal points tie them together: Belgian photography, international socially relevant photography, and a clear cohesion with our exhibitions. re-collect offers a simultaneous glimpse of the collection’s past, present and future.

FOMU is home to a diverse, international collection of over three million objects, both historical and current. The collection is divided into four sub-collections: image, equipment, funds and book. Every year brings with it new acquisitions and donations. This exhibition shows recent acquisitions in the sub-collection image.

Press images
Here you can find a selection of press images in low res. A large selection of press images in high res is available on request. You can use a maximum of 3 images free of rights. The images may not be cropped and you always have to mention the full copyright.

Curator: Tamara Berghmans

Issei Suda
My Japan
07.05.2021 - 03.10.2021

Issei Suda (1940-2019) is a famous name in the world of Japanese photography, yet he remains relatively unknown in Europe. FOMU wants to change this with a first retrospective of his work outside Japan.

In the course of nearly sixty years, Suda built up an idiosyncratic oeuvre of often surreal images. He developed a coherent visual language all of his own, characterised by square formats and high-contrast black-and-white prints. Through his lens, everyday life took on a magical quality.

Suda began his career during the turbulent 1960s as the stage photographer for the experimental theatre troupe Tenjo Sajiki. His breakthrough came in 1978 with the publication of his first photo book, Fushi Kaden. He spent most of his career photographing in Japan, from traditional festivals in the countryside to life in the bustling streets of Tokyo.

For Suda, all his photographs were his favourites. Together they form a photographic album that is a reflection of himself and his times.

The exhibition is accompanied by the publication 'Issei Suda - My Japan', published by fw:books.

Curators: Frits Gierstberg & Anne Ruygt

Press images
Here you can find a selection of 3 press images in low res. A large selection of press images in high res is available on request. You can use a maximum of 3 images free of rights. The images may not be cropped and you always have to mention the full copyright.

Mous Lamrabat - We Gonna Be Alright
COVID-19 work grant
07.05.2021 - 29.08.2021

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.

In 2020, FOMU awarded COVID-19 work grants to Mous Lamrabat, Aurélie Geurts, Joud Toamah, Hélène Amouzou and Alexey Shlyk & Ben Van den Berghe. They are creating new work inspired by the precarious times we are living through. The images are incorporated in FOMU’s collection.

The COVID-19 work grant was financed by FOMU, supplemented by donations from visitors and FOMU Patrons, and through subsidies from the City of Antwerp.

Curator: Ingrid Leonard

Press images
Here you can find a selection of 3 press images in low res. A large selection of press images in high res is available on request. You can use a maximum of 3 images free of rights. The images may not be cropped and you always have to mention the full copyright.

Interviews
The curators and photographer Mous Lamrabat are present at the press conference. They are available for interviews. You can request an interview at Isabelle Willems or Sarah Skoric.

Isabelle Willems Head of press & communication, FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerpen
Sarah Skoric Assistant press & communication, 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