People of No Consequence
Materials: full HD, Colour video, sound
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK007958).
From 23 February to 9 March 1944 the entire Chechen and Ingush nations, about half a million people, were deported to Central Asia by the Soviet authorities.
They were accused of having collaborated with Nazi Germany. The same thing was done to many other nations of the USSR.
Almost half of all Chechens perished in the deportation. Survivors were allowed to return home only in 1957, four years after Stalin’s death.
119 of those survivors gathered, for the first time, in April 2016. The youngest was one month old at the end of February 1944.
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IN SITU: Aslan Gaisumov –...
20 May 2016 - 04 September 2016.
Aslan Gaisumov is developing an oeuvre that feeds on, but also transforms and transcends, personal and collective memory. His works are poise
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Aanwinsten 2017 [Acquisit...
In 2017, the collection was enriched by the international avant-garde from our region in the 60s and 70s, with an emphasis on performativity
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public