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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Stilleven [Still Life]
Lili Dujourie, Stilleven [Still Life], 1976. Collage, paper, 4 x ( 390 X 300 mm).
24.800 m² sculpture [24.8...
Daniël Dewaele, 24.800 m² sculpture [24.800 m² Sculpture], 1976. Intervention, ink, paper, 18 x (29.5 x 21 cm).
Pedro Barateiro, Curfew, 2013-2014. Installation, wood, metal net, plaster, terracotta, paint, glass, metal table, 157 x 170 x 120 cm.
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JAN VERCRUYSSE ENSEMBLE
The work of Jan Vercruysse is characterized by his razor-sharp vision and very focused approach to its central themes. Vercruysse mostly work
GUILLAUME BIJL ENSEMBLE
"Society is not as idealistic as one imagines. That's also why I seriously question society, the civilisation in which we live. In the face
M HKA has acquired the complete USEFUL LIFE for its collection in 2009, a key exhibition in the development of contemporary art in Shanghai.