1947 - 2012
Born in Vienna (AT), died in Vienna (AT).
Franz West is a key figure in the revival of the once so influential Viennese art scene. In his work, that is at once impressive and light-footed, form and function are more compatible than mutually exclusive. With an affinity for dark, anarchic humour, West walks the tightrope between 'pure' and applied art, between lofty aesthetics and frank knickknacks, between culture with a capital and a lower-case 'c'.
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Franz West, Untitled, 1983-1989. Installation, 3 parts: papier maché, (pigmented) gypsum, iron, mesh, painting 80 x 102 x 10 cm, pedestal (96 x 87 x 40 cm) + cone.
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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
14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016.
The M HKA collection is always expanding. With Recent acquisitions, M HKA showcased purchases that help shape our excisting collection. When
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
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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
Permanent Collection 2017...
The M HKA collection is built around three approaches to art: image, action and society. While generally works cannot be classified exclusive