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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Muurkrant, fragmenten uit...
Toon Tersas, Muurkrant, fragmenten uit 'Tagebuch einer zorniger Zeitkritik', 1966 - 1967 [Wall Newspaper, fragments from 'Diary of an Angry Critique of the Time', 1966 - 1967], 1966-1967. Collage, ink, paper, variable dimensions.
Reordering of communicati...
Michael Druks, Reordering of communication action shut-up reordering, 1973. Photography, adhesive letters, photographs, bristolpaper, 79.5 x 55 cm.
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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
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
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