Works in Brussels (), lives in Brussels (), born in Hamilton ().
The work of Brussels-based artist Richard Venlet is in many cases the fruit of his reflections on space, museum contexts and the influence of these on the viewer. Using a typically minimal idiom in his pieces, he pays attention to the respective space, its particular divisions, rhythms and limits and, in function of these factors, then changes them or creates new conditions for his own work or that of others. Exhibiting implies both seeing and being seen, and it follows that viewers play an important role in his works: they are invited to participate - sometimes even literally, like with the ping-pong table or a chalk room where messages may be left behind to addressees of choice.
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Richard Venlet / OO
Richard Venlet, Richard Venlet / OO, 2002. Book, ink, paper, 27.6 x 21.7 cm, 230 p., language : Dutch, English, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, ISBN : 90-72828-27-5.
Zonder titel [Untitled]
Richard Venlet, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1996. Installation, acrylic paint, 414 x 5 cm.
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Richard Venlet – Paramoun...
21 September 2002 - 24 November 2002.
This spring, the Brussels artist Richard Venlet (°1963, Australia) represented our country at the twenty-fifth Biennial in São Paulo. This on
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
Narcisse Tordoir – The Pi...
13 March 2014 - 25 May 2014.
In the exhibition The Pink Spy, artist Narcisse Tordoir (°1954, Mechelen) tells stories in an intuitive and associative way about the existen
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
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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
Aanwinsten 2013 [Acquisit...
In 2013 the collection was reinforced by contributions from the international avant-garde active in our region in the Sixties and Seventies,