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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De betere klasse heeft oo...
Sven 't Jolle, De betere klasse heeft ook recht op ontspanning: jong en onwetend en arbeider met ballonmuts , 1998. Installation, plaster, plastics, 154 x 120 x 44 cm, 137 x 92 cm.
Grossmut begatte mich [Ge...
Pipilotti Rist, Grossmut begatte mich [Generosity, Mate with Me], 1996. Video, vhs, 00:07:00.
Teresa Burga, Autorretrato. Estructura. Informe, 9.6.1972 [Self-Portrait. Structure. Report, 9.6.1972], 1972. Installation, installation with drawings, photos, documents, electrocardiogram results, phonocardiogram results, luminous object and sound., approx. 12 linear meters.
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JAMES LEE BYARS ENSEMBLE
The international renowned American artist James Lee Byars has a remarkable relationship with the M HKA. From the seventies onward he worked
M HKA has acquired the complete USEFUL LIFE for its collection in 2009, a key exhibition in the development of contemporary art in Shanghai.
M HKA acquired the SANTHAL FAMILY ensemble on the occasion of the exhibition Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture in 2008. W