M HKA, Antwerp
14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016
The M HKA collection is always expanding. With Recent acquisitions, M HKA showcased purchases that help shape our excisting collection. When new work is bought, consideration is given to the avant-garde tradition in Antwerp since the 1960s, the present multipolar world, the importance of the ‘performative’ aspect, and the socially engaged dimension of contemporary art. Also the nature and role which images have today plays a part in this. Important works of both national and African, Asian and North and South American artists have enriched our collection in the past few years.
We also got some key artists from the exhibition to speak via ARTtube, the online video channel of 15 Belgian and Dutch museums. The videos provide insights into the artistic work process of leading artists.
Recent acquisitions gave an overview of the M HKA collection, which is being developed around three main pillars: the image, action and society.
Artists: Victor Alimpiev & Marian Zhunin, Carla Arocha, Pedro Barateiro, Teresa Burga, Olga Chernysheva, Jan Cox, Jan De Cock, Jan De Lauré, Dmitry Gutov, Craigie Horsfield, Nikita Kadan, Jean Katambayi, Maha Maamoun, Taus Makhacheva, Kerry James Marshall, Panamarenko, Imran Quereshi, Ayman Ramadan, Bart Stolle and Narcisse Tordoir in collaboration with Alioune Bâ & Brehima Koné, Rinus Van de Velde, Vanessa van Obberghen, Richard Venlet, Wout Vercammen and Franz West.
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The Possessed Can Witness...
Nikita Kadan / Нікіта Кадан, The Possessed Can Witness in the Court / Одержимий може свідчити в суді, 2015. Installation, metal construction with various objects like lightbox, photograph, plants, coal, a take away leaflet etc., 250 x 240 x 70 cm.
Franz West, Untitled, 1983-1989. Installation, 3 parts: papier maché, (pigmented) gypsum, iron, mesh, painting 80 x 102 x 10 cm, pedestal (96 x 87 x 40 cm) + cone.
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Installation view with the work of Jan De Cock, Wout Vercammen and Franz West, 'Recent Acquisitions' @M HKA, 2015