Born in Washington D.C. (US).
Cady Noland was born in 1956 in Washington, DC, and is based in New York. Noland was an important representative of the American Gothic Revival in the late 1980s and developed into an influential artist in the years that followed. Taking part in Documenta IX confirmed her potential, but she has since been absent from the international art circuit for a decade, barely exhibiting any new work since the turn of the century. Noland deals in her art with the failure of the American Dream. Her installations, murals and sculptures seek to expose the hidden drives beneath US society. Many of them refer to episodes from recent American history that have received intensive media attention. She explores the stories of modern-day heroes and anti-heroes, emphasizing the ambiguity of good and evil. Noland is interested in figures who are portrayed in the media as psychopathic or pathological. Yet she does not regard their morbid, violent behaviour as ‘abnormal’, but as innate to contemporary America. Aggression, she feels, is found in expressions of dissatisfaction by the individual, which do not constitute a threat to established societal systems. Whereas violence once symbolized justice – something strongly associated with American independence – it is now viewed as ‘abnormal’: desperate acts by lone individuals for whom the American Dream failed to materialize.
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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
The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
The Eightees – A Decade o...
17 June 2016 - 18 September 2016.
The Eighties – A Decade of Extremes presents a nuanced picture of the eighties with all its contrasts, cheerful and playful, but also hard an
Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
RAGE This notion came to mind when pairing Vlassis Caniaris, Jef Geys and Cady Noland. Rage is often perceived as a blinding feeling,