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 (Trap) [Unti...
Guy Mees, Zonder titel (Trap) [Untitled (Stairs)], 1970. Film, 16mm film, 00:01:00.
Divisione e moltiplicazin...
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Divisione e moltiplicazine dello specchio [Division and Multiplication of the Mirror], 1978. Sculpture, wood, goldpaint, mirror, 2 x (100 x 45 cm).
It’s as if someone is obs...
Rinus Van de Velde, It’s as if someone is observing us with a sense of overview we seem to lack, some-one who knows better than us what exactly it is we’re doing here”,, 2013. Drawing, charcoal on paper, 2 parts, 220 x 410 cm.
L’Africeur de Bogolan
Narcisse Tordoir, Bréhima Kone, L’Africeur de Bogolan, 2004. Installation, bogolan, silkscreen, acrylic, variable dimensions.
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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
EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decade the M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe afte