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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Paul De Vree, Honger [Hunger], 1974. Photography, photo emulsion, canvas, 56 x 79 cm.
Bett des Jägers
Danny Devos, Bett des Jägers, 1993. Installation, staanlamp en houten bed met getekende landkaart van het ruhrgebied met aanduiding en foto’s van relevante plaatsen in het verhaal van joachim kroll, tekening en kleurfoto’s op gegalvaniseerde plaat, bed: 108x208x48cm; plaat: 100x200cm.
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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
GUILLAUME BIJL ENSEMBLE
"Society is not as idealistic as one imagines. That's also why I seriously question society, the civilisation in which we live. In the face
M HKA acquired the SANTHAL FAMILY ensemble on the occasion of the exhibition Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture in 2008. W