1937 - 2016
Lives in Maldonado (UY), died in Buenos Aires (AR), born in Buenos Aires (AR), lives in Paris (FR).
The Argentinian architect Uriburu started his career as a painter, but his interest in environmental issues caused him to move on to performance art and actions as a means of raising awareness. In 1968, he famously colored the Canal Grande in Venice green with a biologically innocuous liquid, which would be the first of many colorings across the globe. With this he raises the alarm about the spreading pollution. He gives his indictment expression in fluorescent green, symbol of wealth, youth and the power of nature. At the same time, this color within Uriburu's actions also symbolizes the ecological movement. Green becomes the color of resistance, of protest. In 1974, the ICC invited Uriburu to do one of his colorings in Antwerp, which eventually took place at the Bonaparte dock.
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Rhein Water Polluted H2O ...
Nicolás Uriburu, Joseph Beuys, Rhein Water Polluted H2O + 10.000 Poisons. Green Coloration. Düsseldorf 9-28-1981, 1981. Object, fles met gekleurd rijnwater , 28 x ⌀ 7.5 cm.
Untitled (Apple and hand)
Nicolás Uriburu, Untitled (Apple and hand). Film, zeefdruk op doek, 73 x 60 cm .
Basta de contaminar (Stop...
Nicolás Uriburu, Basta de contaminar (Stop Polluting), 1999. Painting, synthetisch email op doek , 500 x 1500 cm.
The Rebelión, Antagonism ...
Nicolás Uriburu, The Rebelión, Antagonism between Nature and Civilization (Green series), Paris, 1973, 1973. Painting, reproductie (origineel: olieverf op doek), 190 x 180 cm.
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The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
EXTRA MUROS: Visite Borne...
03 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.
Under the umbrella term Visite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cult
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
AMBERES – Roberto Bolaño’...
07 June 2019 - 15 September 2019.
AMBERES – Roberto Bolaño’s Antwerp An exhibition inspired by a novel, a city and a scene Artists include: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Im
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Stichting Gordon Matta-Cl...
In various ways, the ICC played an important part in forming the potential of the collection. Flor Bex aspired to establish a museum in Antwe
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
Permanent Collection / F...
FROM FILLIOU TO BIJL: ART AS LIFE In the space adjacent to the lavatories, we present a number of artists from the collection who play wi