Born in Knokke (BE), lives in Bruges (BE).
"Daniël Dewaele has been an active member of the Belgian arts scene since at least the early seventies, and quite early on became involved, on a quasi-regular basis, with the Antwerp-based ICC, the museum’s historical ‘parent’ institution. In 1980, Dewaele ventured out into the street armed with a video camera and one simple question: "what does the ICC mean to you?", mapping the extent of the proverbial man-in-the-street’s connection with (or, more pointedly, disconnection from) the world of contemporary art. In 2004, the video recording of this quasi-performance was screened at the entrance of the exhibition "Dear ICC", in which the museum looked back at certain long-forgotten aspects of its own prehistory. MuHKA also owns a series of photographs documenting another performance simply titled "Exhibiting", which Dewaele conceived for the doors of the historical Groeninge museum in Bruges in 1976. Another work from 1976, titled "24.800 m2 sculpture", highlights Dewaele’s early engagement with what only much later became known as "institutional critique": the work’s physical roots are in a mail art project in which several museums generously offered their exhibition spaces to the artist by way of their official letterhead - a virtual exhibition covering some twenty-five thousand square meters of institutional ground."
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Kunst tegen werkloosheid
Daniël Dewaele, Kunst tegen werkloosheid, 1979. Installation, zwart/wit foto’s en teksten, 60 x 400 cm en 1 tafel met documenten 60 x 120 cm.
Daniël Dewaele, Daniël Dewaele, 1989. Book, ink, paper, 27.4 x 20.9 cm, 32p., language : Dutch, English, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen.
Tentoonstellen [To Exhibit]
Daniël Dewaele, Tentoonstellen [To Exhibit], 1976. Photography, cardboard, photographs, 6 x (52 x 39 cm).
24.800 m² sculpture [24.8...
Daniël Dewaele, 24.800 m² sculpture [24.800 m² Sculpture], 1976. Intervention, ink, paper, 18 x (29.5 x 21 cm).
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EXTRA MUROS: DE INTERNATI...
26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012.
L'Internationale is a European joint venture between five museums and artists’ archives - Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, M HKA, Van Abbe Museum,
The collection XXXII – Pe...
07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
2013 was the ‘year of the collection’. Two large exhibitions and an extensive book put the contents of the M HKA collection on the map and po
M HKA in het Paleis op de...
During the Cultuurmarkt (Culture Market), the M HKA is taking over the Blue Salon of the Palace on the Meir. This marks the start of an ongo
A NON-U-MENTAL HISTORY OF...
02 May 2021 - 29 August 2021.
The Flemish museum world continues to evolve, but the media coverage of these innovations focuses almost exclusively on architectural concern
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Since the end of May 2002, the M HKA has strayed from the beaten track of museum catalogues. The M HKA does not consider a systematic thereof
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public