1947 - 2012
Died in Vienna (AT), born in Vienna (AT).
Franz West is a key figure in the revival of the once so influential Viennese art scene. In his work, that is at once impressive and light-footed, form and function are more compatible than mutually exclusive. With an affinity for dark, anarchic humour, West walks the tightrope between 'pure' and applied art, between lofty aesthetics and frank knickknacks, between culture with a capital and a lower-case 'c'.
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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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EXTRA MUROS: Visite Herze...
03 April 2015 - 03 May 2015.
Under the umbrella term Visite, the M HKA - in collaboration with LOCUS, the nerve centre for libraries, cultural and community centres and l
Museumnacht: Topstukken i...
01 August 2015.
Some highlights from the M HKA collection were taken from the dark museum depots and polished to be shine only one night. But lighting lacks.
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
28 April 2017 - 05 April 2020.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
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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
Permanent Collection 2017...
The M HKA collection is built around three approaches to art: image, action and society. While generally works cannot be classified exclusive