The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public collections. The historical basis for the collection goes back to the ICC activities (International Cultural Centre) in Antwerp in the 1970s. The M HKA collection continues to grow in the areas of the post-war avant-garde tradition in Antwerp and the wider region in north-western Europe, today's multipolar world, the importance of the 'performative' aspect and social commitment, but also with regard to the nature and role of images today. Here, we present a selection of works from a broad spectrum of different sensitivities, regions, research areas and stories from our collection.
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Mes Écrits De Cuisine, ou...
Thierry De Cordier, Mes Écrits De Cuisine, ou : qqs. écrits 'en philosophique' du dimanche et outres poéteries... [My Kitchen Writings, or Some 'Philosophical' Sunday Writings and Other Poeticals], 1995. Book, paper, ink .
Bett des Jägers
Danny Devos, Bett des Jägers, 1993. Installation, staanlamp en houten bed met getekende landkaart van het ruhrgebied met aanduiding en foto’s van relevante plaatsen in het verhaal van joachim kroll, tekening en kleurfoto’s op gegalvaniseerde plaat, bed: 108x208x48cm; plaat: 100x200cm.
I'm Feeling Like the Bell...
Ivan Kožarić, I'm Feeling Like the Belly of a Lion That Has Eaten Too Much, 2011. Sculpture, metal, canvas, variable dimensions.
Pronađena skulptura [Foun...
Ivan Kožarić, Pronađena skulptura [Found sculpture], 2009. Installation, wood, variable dimensions.
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The Robert Vrielynck Collection is one of the few large collections in Belgium that give a picture of the (pre-)history of film. The collecti
EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decade the M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe afte
M HKA has acquired the complete USEFUL LIFE for its collection in 2009, a key exhibition in the development of contemporary art in Shanghai.