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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Etre son propre tube de c...
Jacques Lizène, Etre son propre tube de couleur. Peinture à la manière fécale. Peinture analitique (sans y). Remake 1995. En remake 2010. [To be Your Own Paint Tube. Painting in the Fecal Style. Analitic Painting (without y). Remake 1995, as a Remake 2010], 1977-2010. Mixed Media, mixed media, canvas, 100 x 80 cm.
The Arciconfraternity of ...
Craigie Horsfield, The Arciconfraternity of Santa Monica, Piazza Sant' Antonino, Sorrento. April 2010, 2010. Photography, dry print op archer papier, 95 x 135 cm.
Kerry James Marshall, Untitled, 1999. Print, colored woodcut on paper, a.p. - out of 4 editions, 220 x 1545,6 cm (12 parts, each 250 x 128,3 cm).
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M HKA acquired the SANTHAL FAMILY ensemble on the occasion of the exhibition Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture in 2008. W
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
JIMMIE DURHAM ENSEMBLE
This ensemble and digital application is an outcome of M HKA’s extensive long-term research in the oeuvre of Jimmie Durham and starts with an