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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Autorijschool Z [Car - dr...
Guillaume Bijl, Autorijschool Z [Car - driving school Z], 1979-1989. Installation, mixed media, 260 x 535 x 1024 cm.
Ijzertoren [Yser Tower]
Luc Tuymans, Ijzertoren [Yser Tower], 1995. Painting, oil, canvas, 115.5 x 75.5 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
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