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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Reordering of communicati...
Michael Druks, Reordering of communication forgery nº4 making him peep, 1973. Photography, adhesive letters, photographs, bristolpaper, 95 x 73 cm.
Jan Fabre, Fantasie-insecten-sculpturen [Imaginary-insect-sculptures], 1979. Installation, spiders, abacus, shell-cocoon , 130 x 65 x 90 cm.
Mon Chalet [My Chalet]
Guillaume Bijl, Mon Chalet [My Chalet], 1987. Installation, mixed media, 310 x 310 x 230 cm.
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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
The Robert Vrielynck Collection is one of the few large collections in Belgium that give a picture of the (pre-)history of film. The collecti
M HKA has acquired the complete USEFUL LIFE for its collection in 2009, a key exhibition in the development of contemporary art in Shanghai.