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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Oratorium voor gepreparee...
Frank Theys, Oratorium voor geprepareerde videoplayer en acht monitoren [Oratorio for Prepared Video-Player and Eight Monitors], 1989. Installation, umatic, 00:02:00.
Jan Fabre, Fantasie-insecten-sculpturen [Imaginary-insect-sculptures], 1979. Installation, spiders, abacus, shell-cocoon , 130 x 65 x 90 cm.
Mur de la montée des anges
Jan Fabre, Mur de la montée des anges, 1993. Installation, chicken wire, jewel beetles, 142 x 53 cm.
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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
JAN VERCRUYSSE ENSEMBLE
The work of Jan Vercruysse is characterized by his razor-sharp vision and very focused approach to its central themes. Vercruysse mostly work
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