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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Alfredo Jaar, Real pictures/Ntarama, 1995. Installation, ink, paper, linen, 101.6 x 175.2 x 22.3 cm.
Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev , Trans-Siberian Amazons, 2005. Installation, 150 chinese bags, dvd, 3 monitors, speakers, 3 dvd players, paper, carton, 00:02:03 min, 150 x (80 x 60 x 30 cm).
Nadia Naveau, Nicholas Heracles, 2012. Sculpture, ceramics, porcelain, canvas, mixed media.
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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
Permanent Collection 2017...
The M HKA collection is built around three approaches to art: image, action and society. While generally works cannot be classified exclusive
M HKA acquired the SANTHAL FAMILY ensemble on the occasion of the exhibition Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture in 2008. W