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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The G D Public Poem, Brus...
Alain Arias-Misson, The G D Public Poem, Brussels, 1968, 1968-2011. Mixed Media, 2 x ( 32 x 110 cm ).
Alfredo Jaar, Real Pictures/Emmanuel, 1995. Installation, ink, paper, 127 x 29.2 x 22.8 cm.
In Flanders Fields
Berlinde De Bruyckere, In Flanders Fields, 2000. Installation, horse skin, polyester, metal, plastic, blankets, variable dimensions.
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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
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
M HKA has acquired the complete USEFUL LIFE for its collection in 2009, a key exhibition in the development of contemporary art in Shanghai.