Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK7924).
Otobong Nkanga made the tapestry Infinite Yield as part of her exhibition Bruises and Shine at M HKA. She started from her drawings and redesigned them on a large scale. The work thematizes the natural wealth of the earth and its exploitation under the influence of supply and demand in a globalized world. Nkanga wants to expose the relationships between the landscape, people and labour. The artist not only addresses situations, but also makes active proposals for thinking about contemporary problems. For example, she investigates the possibility of reinterpreting extracted pits from abandoned mines as underground monuments. This image may seem to refer to surrealistic paintings in the form the artist develops, but her content is very different; the human body is presented as a part of the global natural ecosystem.
Nowadays human intervention into the natural environment and the harm to it is so strong even during a relatively peaceful time. Wars also becoming a part of the ecosystem and have their impact on the economical and ecological global environment both quite literally and indirectly.
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IN SITU: Otobong Nkanga –...
14 October 2015 19:00 - 17 January 2016 18:00.
The IN SITU programme is a series of mid-sized monographic exhibitions of some of the most important fledgling and mid-career artists from ar
When Faith Moves Mountains
17 July 2022 - 09 October 2022.
This project was set up differently from a classic exhibition; the working method was rather activist, whereby a 'coalition of the willing' s
Worth Fighting For
14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022.
Worth Fighting For The Ukrainian fight is about the survival of a nation and its right to exist – politically, militarily, econom
28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
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Aanwinsten 2016 [Acquisit...
M HKA built up a substantial art collection from the former Soviet Union through earlier commitments in various movements, which can be used
Space of World Making
Space of World Making (with a reflection by Taras Kachka) Any meaningful relation to the world today is ineluctably multi-faceted. In his
Worth Fighting For
14.11 - 14.12.2022 Oskar-Jäger-Strasse 97-99, 50933 Cologne Open every day, 10:00 – 18:00 The Ukrainian fight is about the sur
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public