Born in Brussels (Belgium).
The work of Belgian artist Didier Vermeiren [°1951] is richly textured and touches upon a broad range of concepts and ideas, but perhaps the one overarching concern in his practice is that of the relationship between pedestal or plinth and sculpture – between the work of art and the institutional conditions of its apparition, that which Jacques Derrida named “the parergon”. In this sense, his work clearly embodies the more intellectualist strand within the eighties’ 'retour à la sculpture'.
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Un bloc de pierre 80 x 80...
Didier Vermeiren, Un bloc de pierre 80 x 80 x 20 cm sur un bloc de polyuréthane 80 x 80 x 20 cm, 1985. Sculpture, stone, polyurethane, 40 x 80 x 80 cm.
Bronze 1984, socle du Mid...
Didier Vermeiren, Bronze 1984, socle du Middelheim supportant l'age d'Airlan, bronze 1876, 1984. Sculpture, bronze.
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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
Collection summer 1987
21 June 1987 - 16 August 1987.
Artists: Kate Blacker, Sylvie Blocher, Jacques Charlier, Leo Copers, Tony Cragg, Luc Deleu, Denmark, Hugo Duchateau, Lili Dujourie, Benni Efr
EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Simi...
01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.
TRACÉS. Similarities and dissonants was the upshot of a recycling project that started in 2010 in the recycling centre of Merksem. The centr
Narcisse Tordoir – The Pi...
13 March 2014 - 25 May 2014.
In the exhibition The Pink Spy, artist Narcisse Tordoir (°1954, Mechelen) tells stories in an intuitive and associative way about the existen
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art