The Fondation A Stichting was founded by Astrid Ullens de Schooten, a member of a Belgian noble family. The foundation is (almost) hidden behind the facade of an old, reconverted factory of the Czech shoe brand Bata, near various other art centres like Wiels, Komplot and the famous dance school PARTS.
The first exhibition was organised in October 2012 and since then the work of many famous photographers like Judith Joy Ross, Mitch Epstein, Lewis Baltz etc have been shown in this small, but very stylistic and modern art gem. The Fondation A Stichting is considered the only photography ‘museum’ of Brussels, while Antwerp or Charleroi for example have their own photography centres.
Fondation A Stichting holds around three different exhibitions per year and has no permanent collection. The museum also tries to connect schools and neighbourhood projects with their activities, in order to create added-value to the development and education of kids in the art field. Fondation A Stichting is definitely worth a visit, in combination with the Wiels and a walk in the Dudenpark.