Mixed Media, 153 x 386 cm.
Materials: acrylic, canvas, MDF
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK5668_M72).
This series of three paintings by Marthe Wéry form a single entity with the wall. Marthe Wéry plays with the boundary of the painting: where does the work begin and end? She examines the relationship between the frame and the picture plane and their mutual interchangeability. In this way the painting also becomes an installation, and is inseparable from the space between and around it. A painting becomes an object and enters into dialogue with the space where it is exhibited. Marthe Wéry sees each work as another step in her continuing study of painting. Originally, in her monochrome works, she concentrated mainly on investigating the basic components of painting: support, format, colour and brushwork. She asks the question ‘what makes something a painting?’ She later shifted her attention to the relationship between her work and the surroundings. Click [here] to read the full text.
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De Verzameling II en een ...
30 June 1990 - 04 November 1990.
'De Verzameling II' showed a selection of the M HKA collection. Artists: Ulay & Marina Abramovic, Guillaume Bijl, Jean Marie Bijtebie
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17 June 2011 - 18 September 2011.
In the summer of 2011, the M HKA invited British artist Emily Wardill (°1977, Rugby) to make a selection of works from the collection, and to
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The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public