Lives in New York (), born in Los Angeles ().
The sculptural practice of American artist Allan McCollum is grounded in a clinical commentary upon one of the great critical quandaries of art in the post-modern era: the erosion of the traditional concept of the artwork’s aura under the pressure of an ever-expanding apparatus of mass production. His work thereby becomes an exemplary hybrid of hieratic painterly ideals, industrial image (re)production, and the poppy charm of Appropriation Art – the defining critical presence in the early eighties’ east coast art scene.
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100 Plaster Surrogates
Allan McCollum, 100 Plaster Surrogates, 1982. Installation, oil, plaster, 218 x 950 x 5 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
The Eightees – A Decade o...
17 June 2016 - 18 September 2016.
The Eighties – A Decade of Extremes presents a nuanced picture of the eighties with all its contrasts, cheerful and playful, but also hard an
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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