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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Zonder titel [Untitled]
Narcisse Tordoir, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1985. Painting, acryl, wood, gypsum, 40 x 40 x 12.5 cm.
De bom [The Bomb]
Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, De bom [The Bomb], 1995. Video, dvd, digital betacam, 00:05:00.
Pacem in terris
Paul De Vree, Pacem in terris, 1973. Photography, photo emulsion, canvas, 80 x 60 cm.
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Permanent Collection 2017...
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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