1937 - 2016
Lives in Paris (FR), born in Buenos Aires (AR), died in Buenos Aires (AR), lives in Maldonado (UY).
The Argentinian architect Uriburu started his career as a painter, but his interest in environmental issues caused him to move on to performance art and actions as a means of raising awareness. In 1968, he famously colored the Canal Grande in Venice green with a biologically innocuous liquid, which would be the first of many colorings across the globe. With this he raises the alarm about the spreading pollution. He gives his indictment expression in fluorescent green, symbol of wealth, youth and the power of nature. At the same time, this color within Uriburu's actions also symbolizes the ecological movement. Green becomes the color of resistance, of protest. In 1974, the ICC invited Uriburu to do one of his colorings in Antwerp, which eventually took place at the Bonaparte dock.
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Coloration du port d’Anve...
Nicolás Uriburu, Coloration du port d’Anvers, dock Napoleon, 25 november 1974 , 1974. Intervention, kleurenfoto (ingelijst), 101 x 75 cm.
Untitled (Apple and hand)
Nicolás Uriburu, Untitled (Apple and hand). Film, zeefdruk op doek, 73 x 60 cm .
Project Coloration Bonapa...
Nicolás Uriburu, Project Coloration Bonaparte Dock Antwerp, 1974. Intervention, dia positives.
Rhein Water Polluted H2O ...
Joseph Beuys, Nicolás Uriburu, Rhein Water Polluted H2O + 10.000 Poisons. Green Coloration. Düsseldorf 9-28-1981, 1981. Object, fles met gekleurd rijnwater , 28 x ⌀ 7.5 cm.
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EXTRA MUROS: Visite Borne...
03 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.
Under the umbrella term Visite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cult
28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
AMBERES – Roberto Bolaño’...
07 June 2019 - 15 September 2019.
AMBERES – Roberto Bolaño’s Antwerp An exhibition inspired by a novel, a city and a scene Artists include: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Im
Museum in Motion - Nicola...
16 September 2022 - 08 January 2023.
Nicolás Uriburu In the late 1960s, Nicolás Uriburu (1937−2016) started to question his own practice and its impact on society. Trained as an
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Stichting Gordon Matta-Cl...
In various ways, the ICC played an important part in forming the potential of the collection. Flor Bex aspired to establish a museum in Antwe
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 / F...
FROM FILLIOU TO BIJL: ART AS LIFE In the space adjacent to the lavatories, we present a number of artists from the collection who play wi