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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Guillaume Bijl, Projecten [Projects], 1977. Drawing, ink, paper, 13 x (30 x 40 cm).
Oratorium voor gepreparee...
Frank Theys, Oratorium voor geprepareerde videoplayer en acht monitoren [Oratorio for Prepared Video-Player and Eight Monitors], 1989. Installation, umatic, 00:02:00.
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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M HKA has acquired the complete USEFUL LIFE for its collection in 2009, a key exhibition in the development of contemporary art in Shanghai.
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 acquired the SANTHAL FAMILY ensemble on the occasion of the exhibition Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture in 2008. W