The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public collections. The historical basis for the collection goes back to the ICC activities (International Cultural Centre) in Antwerp in the 1970s. The M HKA collection continues to grow in the areas of the post-war avant-garde tradition in Antwerp and the wider region in north-western Europe, today's multipolar world, the importance of the 'performative' aspect and social commitment, but also with regard to the nature and role of images today. Here, we present a selection of works from a broad spectrum of different sensitivities, regions, research areas and stories from our collection.
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It’s as if someone is obs...
Rinus Van de Velde, It’s as if someone is observing us with a sense of overview we seem to lack, some-one who knows better than us what exactly it is we’re doing here”,, 2013. Drawing, charcoal on paper, 2 parts, 220 x 410 cm.
Bois de "Moniteurs Belge"
Denmark, Bois de "Moniteurs Belge", 1987-1988. Installation, paper, metal, wood, 199 x 200 x 400 cm.
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EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decade the M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe afte
JAMES LEE BYARS ENSEMBLE
The international renowned American artist James Lee Byars has a remarkable relationship with the M HKA. From the seventies onward he worked
The Robert Vrielynck Collection is one of the few large collections in Belgium that give a picture of the (pre-)history of film. The collecti