Sculpture, 8.5 x 3 x 1 cm.
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0456).
Fallen Astronaut by the Belgian artist Paul Van Hoeydonck is the first – and so far the only – artwork on the moon. It is a highly distilled but recognisable human figure (neither a man nor a woman) christened Fallen Astronaut, made at the request of astronauts as a tribute to all their colleagues who have died in space. The universe has always been a source of fascination for Van Hoeydonck, who was already creating Space Art in the 60s and 70s.
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28 April 2017 - 05 April 2020.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
The collection XXX – The ...
29 June 2012 - 16 September 2012.
Maarten Vanden Eynde’s project Museum of Forgotten History housed the remains of a possible future past. The exhibition took the form of fict
The collection XXIX – Spi...
20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.
Curated by Bart De Baere, Jan De Vree, Anders Kreuger (M HKA) en Charles Esche and Steven ten Thije (Van Abbe Museum) Spirits of In
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Het Concrete [The Concrete]
The Concrete brings together ‘optical’ and ‘kinetic’ works created in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The works are based on tangible materia
Permanent Collection 2017...
REMARKABLE PRESENCES A collection grows organically. Aside from its main lines and core references, it is also made up of moments an
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public