Espace Perdu [Lost space]
Sculpture, 124 x 136 x 51 cm.
Materials: neon, lace
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK6078).
Lost space refers to individual works as well as to a bigger ensemble of works by Mees. They are divided in two groups: firstly, a group of works made with lace – at times also combined with neon lights -, made between 1960 and 1966. And secondly, still under the same title, works made in the eighties, made with colour paper pinned to the wall as relief’s. The 'lost space' from the title is that of the painting. It is a space which does not exist anymore, disintegrated to make place for a new kind of space. Mees’ works leave the wall and dialogue with their surroundings, as if they could emphasize the wall which is left behind.
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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
Narcisse Tordoir – The Pi...
13 March 2014 - 25 May 2014.
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The collection XXIX – Spi...
20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.
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30 January 2016 - 29 May 2016.
Focusing on the notion of abstraction in twentieth-century and contemporary Belgian art and the varying sources of influence and inspiration
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De M HKA - Collectie [The...
“Works in the M HKA collection are often large and have a presence without being especially tangible.” – Narcisse Tordoir For the third sect
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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
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Verloren ruimte [Lost spa...
Guy Mees, Verloren ruimte [Lost space], 1985. Collage, paper, pastel, 123 x 223 cm.