The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public collections. The historical basis for the collection goes back to the ICC activities (International Cultural Centre) in Antwerp in the 1970s. The M HKA collection continues to grow in the areas of the post-war avant-garde tradition in Antwerp and the wider region in north-western Europe, today's multipolar world, the importance of the 'performative' aspect and social commitment, but also with regard to the nature and role of images today. Here, we present a selection of works from a broad spectrum of different sensitivities, regions, research areas and stories from our collection.
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Plaça de Toros La Monumen...
Craigie Horsfield, Plaça de Toros La Monumental, Gran via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona (Lions), 1996-2010. Textile, tapestry, 390 x 1170 cm.
This Is Me Too...
Nedko Solakov, This Is Me Too..., 1996. Installation, drawing, collage, picture, oil paint, cardboard, picture, textile, video, monitor, plastic, stuffed animal, variable dimensions.
DRAGONBABY "Johnny" Series
Jonathan Meese, DRAGONBABY "Johnny" Series, 2012. Photography, acrylic on unique photograph, artist frame, 108 x 148 cm.
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JAMES LEE BYARS ENSEMBLE
The international renowned American artist James Lee Byars has a remarkable relationship with the M HKA. From the seventies onward he worked
M HKA has acquired the complete USEFUL LIFE for its collection in 2009, a key exhibition in the development of contemporary art in Shanghai.
M HKA acquired the SANTHAL FAMILY ensemble on the occasion of the exhibition Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture in 2008. W