Born in Brussels (BE), lives in Madrid (ES).
Alain Arias-Misson (1936, Belgium, lives in Madrid) is influenced by the happenings of the early 1960s when he returns to Brussels from the US in 1968. He is seen as the inventor of the public poem, an extension of visual poetry but distinct from the happening in that it is performed outside of any artistic or aesthetic context: in the streets or on the beach. Arias-Misson’s public poems are both subversive and liberating, both provocative and playful.
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Alain Arias-Misson, Comic Book, 2015. Book, ink, paper, 19.6 x 12.4 cm, 164 p., language : English, publisher : Black Scat Books, San Francisco, ISBN : 978-0-692-44067-4 .
Theatre of Incest
Alain Arias-Misson, Theatre of Incest, 2007. Book, ink, paper, 17.7 x 12.7 cm, 131 p, language: English, publisher: Dalkey Archive Press, Champaign/London. ISBN 9781564784810.
The Congress of the Birds
Alain Arias-Misson, The Congress of the Birds, 1979. Sculpture, wood, plexi, letraset, 43.5 x 43.5 x 7 cm.
Vietnam Public Poem, Brus...
Alain Arias-Misson, Vietnam Public Poem, Brussels, 1967, 1967-2011. Mixed Media, 36 x 70.5 x 2.5 cm.
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The collection XXVIII – I...
17 June 2011 - 18 September 2011.
In the summer of 2011, the M HKA invited British artist Emily Wardill (°1977, Rugby) to make a selection of works from the collection, and to
Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore will be hosted by De Appel and run by Buchh
The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra
INBOX: The bio-poetics of...
24 April 2015 - 23 May 2015.
The M HKA reserves its fifth floor for surprise events and intimate pop-up presentations. INBOX is a place that both inspires and surprises,
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The Book Lovers
The Book Lovers is a research project on the phenomenon of the artist's novel curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska. The central quest
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
Permanent Collection 2017...
REMARKABLE PRESENCES A collection grows organically. Aside from its main lines and core references, it is also made up of moments an