Photography, 187 x 132 x 4 cm.
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BRJG12).
The self-portrait Black Overalls is part of the series that Jef Geys showed on the 21st Biennale of Sao Paulo. The artist is looking for basic shapes that are simple in terms of structure, but are loaded with meaning at the same time. One of the triangles of the Star of David he is holding is coloured in in heraldic blue. Geys also overturns the image which society has of an artist by portraying himself in a register that is reminiscent of a prisoner, criminal or terrorist.
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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
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
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The M HKA collection is built around three approaches to art: image, action and society. While generally works cannot be classified exclusive
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
We're happy to share a number of artworks which will be on display in our new collection space as of 27 April 2017.