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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Er is geen taal zonder ku...
Ben, Er is geen taal zonder kultuur, 1987. Painting, acrylic, canvas, 100 x 100 cm.
We Are Not What We Seem
Barbara Kruger, We Are Not What We Seem, 1988. Collage, screen print, vinyl, chassis, 276 x 243 cm.
Language is a tool for co...
Jimmie Durham, Language is a tool for communication like a city or a brain, 1991-1992. Print, ink, paper, 360 x 510 mm.
Untitled (Personified Plu...
Enrico David, Untitled (Personified Plugging Gridlock with aggregates), 2009. Installation, tapestry, sisal, 200 x 3600 cm.
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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
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 acquired the SANTHAL FAMILY ensemble on the occasion of the exhibition Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture in 2008. W