FRAGMENTS - FONDATION A STICHTINGExhibitions
BALCON D’HONNEUR - LEVEL 1
Fondation A Stichting opened its doors in south Brussels on the site of the former Bata factories in October 2012. Created in promotion of public interest upon the initiative of Astrid Ullens de Schooten, its vocation is to support the creation, knowledge, and preservation of the photographic image.
What is our ability to see and to discern when we are surrounded by a superabundancy of images where their immediacy is complexified by both force and speed? The objective of the Fondation A Stichting is to explore the issues and contradictions of the image-document in order to question the world of images in which we inhabit. The collection is at the heart of the Fondation A Stichting. It is comprised of large ensembles of documentary-sensitive photographic works, many of which are world renowned, as well as the work of artists who have led long careers and are deserving of greater visibility. Since 2015, the Fondation A Stichting has dedicated an exhibition per season to a young designer. A veritable platform for the photographic image, the Fondation A Stichting also supports exhibition and publishing projects, organized in collaboration with other cultural institutions.
The artworks exhibited attest to the important and fundamental questions that we must face today, beyond all forms of borders.
Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Harry Callahan, Mitch Epstein, Facundo de Zuviria, Paolo Gasparini, Nicholas Nixon, Martha Rosler, Judith Joy Ross, Larry Sultan, Jaime Villaseca…
This exhibition is presented with the support of J.P. Morgan, official partner of Paris Photo