Born in Rosmalen (NL), lives in Amsterdam (NL).
Pieter Engels was born in Amsterdam in 1938 and has been an active participant in the Dutch conceptual art scene since the late sixties, when the Dutch capital in particular was a major hub of vanguard, genre-defining (and -defying) cultural activity. Like so much of the work produced by many of his European contemporaries, Engels’ conceptually inflected practice reflects upon the politics (or, more pointedly, the economics) of the art world in a manner that shows a clear debt to Fluxus’ ethic of insolence and irreverence, often using language in a way that is quite distinct from the grave austerity of American conceptual art.
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Pieter Engels - selfportr...
Pieter Engels, Pieter Engels - selfportrait of this century, 1973. Book, ink, paper, 29.5 x 29.8 cm, 39p., language : Dutch, publisher : ICC/Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen.
Constrained position to l...
Pieter Engels, Constrained position to look at the right side of a picture (anti date 3-12-1951), 1971. Installation, wood, canvas, text, formica, , 89 x 89 x 10 cm, 87,5 x 87,5 x 9 cm, 20 x 30 x 5 cm, 5 x 10 x 5 cm.
Herstelde Stoel [Reconstr...
Pieter Engels, Herstelde Stoel [Reconstructed Chair], 1964. Sculpture, 84 x 45 x 44 cm.
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The collection XXVIII – I...
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
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
Jan Fabre – Stigmata, Act...
24 April 2015 - 26 July 2015.
Together with Jan Fabre (born in Antwerp in 1958), the legendary exhibition maker Germano Celant created Stigmata, Actions & Performances
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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