M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Ensemble: The City Collection / De Stadscollectie / La collection municipale

©M HKA, photo: Bram Goots

The city of Antwerp started in 2021 with the development of a city collection of contemporary art. The artworks will be given on long-term loan to the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA), which will develop the collection together with the city. In the first year, the acquisitions for the new collection will focus on young artists living in Antwerp. This will provide them with support – both financially and in terms of appreciation – which today is even more urgent than ever.


Antwerp is the city of the avant-garde par excellence, with a diverse, artist-driven and internationally oriented art scene. This art scene has also served as a basis for international developments, through commercial galleries and world-class public initiatives. In the past, this has only led to the creation of patrimony in a very fragmentary manner. This is why the city of Antwerp is now starting with the development of a city collection. To this end, it will make use of the expertise and capacity of the M HKA and in this way strengthen the museum's efforts in terms of acquisition and expansion of the collection.

The aim of The City Collection is not only to create a diverse and international contemporary art patrimony, but above all to valorise and support artists connected with Antwerp - and in this context, also give visibility to galleries and public initiatives that bring contemporary art in Antwerp to the public.

The aim is not to create a collection that is as extensive or complete as possible, but to make limited, targeted choices of museum-level works or ensembles that reflect the broader landscape. The collection will gradually develop over the years, making the mere fact of being included a sign of appreciation in itself.

The City Collection is more than a collection of local artists. It also aims to show how recent international art developments have found a breeding ground in Antwerp and continue to do so to this day. In this respect, it is the intention to purchase works from key foreign artists that are represented in Antwerp galleries today. At the same time, the city is very much aware that its own artists form part of that international landscape. Here, too, The City Collection intends to invest not only in established names, but also in the work of up-and-coming talent. In this first year, this will be the main focus - after all, our support is now even more urgent than ever.

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>Raoul van den Boom, Yayoi Kusama, Kusama’s studio (New York), 1967.Photography, print on baryta, 65 x 207.5 cm.

>Marcel Broodthaers, Ma collection, 1971.Collage, assemblage en collage op beide zijden van twee panelen, panel: 100 × 65 cm.

> Panamarenko, Rugzakvlucht 4KW, 1984.Object, mixed media, 71 x 73 x 52 cm (plinth: 100 x 40 x 45 cm).

>Adrien Tirtiaux, L'Aventure dans la savane, 1988-2018.Print, fine art print on ilford paper, 59.4 x 84 cm.

>Stephen Willats, Concrete Window, 1991.Photography, photographic prints, photographic dye, acrylic paint, letraset text on paper and card, 121 x 74.5 cm.

>Marthe Wéry, Utrecht Après, 1992.Painting, oil on panel, 3 x (50 x 41 x 3 cm).

>Vered Ben-Kiki, Wallpaper, 1994.Installation, collage op papier, drie delen, elk 205 x 73 cm.

>Els Dietvorst, Engel [Angel], 2001.Sculpture, loam, wood, sackcloth.

>Philippe Van Wolputte, Manhandle, 2004.Video, video, b/w, stereo, dimensions 4/3, 00:11:23.

>Adrien Tirtiaux, Portable Continuous Monument, 2006-2010.Installation, box with notepad and comic page, 23 x 32 x 4 cm.

>Walter Swennen, Zij die van hier zijn zijn van hier, 2006.Painting, acryl op doek, 40 x 50 cm.

>Nel Aerts, Goodbye Old Paint, 2009.Video, video, super 8mm film transfer to hd, 00:02:27.

>Philippe Van Wolputte, Inhaling Minerals As-Best As Possible, 2010.Video, video, b/w, stereo, dimensions 4/3, 00:05:42.

>Philippe Van Wolputte, Getting Over, 2010.Video, video, stereo, b/w, dimensions 4/3, 00:02:16.

>Perry Roberts, Kingscliff, 2010.Painting, oil on paper, 200 x 150 cm.

>Philippe Van Wolputte, Temporary Penetrable Exhibition Spaces T.P.E.S. 1 - 6 of 10, 2011.Video, video, b/w, stereo, dimensions 4/4, 00:08:37.

>Philippe Van Wolputte, Give off / Give out, 2011.Video, video, b/w, stereo, dimensions 16/9, 00:04:44.

>Nel Aerts, Tribune Sculptuur, 2011.Video, video, super 8mm film transfer to hd, 00:01:18.

>Adrien Tirtiaux, Monumentale académie, 2012-2018.Print, fine art print on ilford paper, 59.4 x 84 cm.

>Philippe Van Wolputte, Looking Back While Walking Forward, 2013.Video, video, stereo, b/w, dimensions 16/9, 00:11:24.

>Nadia Naveau, Deaf Ted, Danoota (and me), 2014-2021.Sculpture, drie witte bustes van gips en plasticine, te tonen op hoge sokkels, Variabele installatie op sokkels, beelden: 120 × 180 × 130 cm, 130 × 90 × 60 cm, 160 × 80 × 80 cm.

>Nel Aerts, Hide And Seek, 2014.Installation, textile, iron, wood, 188 x 125 cm.

>Nadia Naveau, Deaf Ted, 2014.Sculpture, plaster, 130 x 80 x 70 cm.

>Nadia Naveau, Figaro’s Triumph, 2014.Sculpture, plaster, 160 x 80 x 80 cm.

>Nadia Naveau, Roi, je t'attends à Babylone, 2014.Sculpture, plaster, plasticine, 180 x 120 x 130 cm.

>Pélagie Gbaguidi, Icon in Progress After the Pink, 2015.Painting, acrylic on canvas, pigment , 250 x 152 cm.

>Guy Woueté, Terre & Visages, 2015-2020.Photography, series of 10 photographs, printed on canson rag photographique 310 gr, elk 40 x 60 cm.

>Mashid Mohadjerin, Vanished soldier, 2016.Photography, 75 x 75 x 2.4 cm.

>Mashid Mohadjerin, Tweets video, 2016.Video, single-channel video.

>Mashid Mohadjerin, Gigi, 2016.Photography, 110 x 88.5 x 2.4 cm.

>Mashid Mohadjerin, Amina, 2016.Photography, 110 x 88.5 x 2.4 cm.

>Mashid Mohadjerin, No liability, 2016.Photography, 75 x 75 x 2.4 cm.

>Mashid Mohadjerin, Pauvre révolution, 2016.Photography, 75 x 90 x 2.4 cm.

>Mashid Mohadjerin, Mona Lisa conquers Qasr El Nil, 2016.Photography, colour photo, 110 x 73 x 2.4 cm.

>Mashid Mohadjerin, #revolution, 2016.Photography, 87.7 x 144 cm.

>Pélagie Gbaguidi, Naked Writing, 2016.Drawing, colour charchoal and colour pencil on paper, 29 x 21 cm.

>Pélagie Gbaguidi, Naked Writing, 2016.Drawing, colour charchoal and colour pencil on paper, 29 x 21 cm.

>Adrien Tirtiaux, Approcher la ligne claire, 2016-2018.Print, fine art print on ilford paper, 59.4 x 84 cm.

>Adrien Tirtiaux, La Reine des ruines, 2016-2018.Print, fine art print on ilford paper, 59.4 x 84 cm.

>Imge Özbilge, Camouflage, 2016.Video, animated short film, 00:05:31.

>Mashid Mohadjerin, Lipstick & Gas Masks, 2016.Installation, photo installation, variable.

>Mathieu Verhaeghe, ​​​​​​​Sausage Series, 2016-2020.Installation, paint, pork intestine, rope, variable dimensions.

>Adrien Tirtiaux, Prouvé au vent, 2017-2018.Drawing, 4 drawings, marker and screentone on paper, frame, 42 x 29.7 cm.

>Adrien Tirtiaux, Alles fliegt Ford, 2017-2018.Print, fine art print on ilford paper, 59.4 x 84 cm.

>Imge Özbilge, Galata, 2017.Drawing, ink and acrylic on paper.

>Margaret Salmon, I You Me We Us, 2018.Video, double channel 16mm film transferred to digital on 2 hantarax monitors, 00:16:00 in loop.

>Adrien Tirtiaux, Europe Without Borders, 2018-2019.Installation, blue pigments, acrylic binder, brass, 240 x 240 cm / 80 x 80 x 80 cm.

>Martin Margiela, Vanitas, 2019.Installation, silicone, natuurlijk en kunstmatig geverfd haar, 90 × 255 × 50 cm.

>Guy Woueté, Le Fou Postcoloniale Insane, 2019-2020.Installation, five screen hd-video installation, variable.

>Imge Özbilge, Kara La [#1 to #4], 2019.Drawing, ink on paper, transparent glass frame.

>Nel Aerts, Dear Night, Will We Part Ways?, 2019-2020.Painting, acrylic and oil on panel, 61 x 56 cm.

>Nel Aerts, Waddle Work Film, 2019.Video, video, super 8mm film transfer to hd, 00:08:05.

>Ignace Cami, Nar, 2020.Sculpture.

>Leendert van Accoleyen, Kortom, de kenmerken van de Gotiek, 2020.Sculpture, steen, metaal, metaaldraad, eik, 300 x 40 x 60 cm.

>Özge Akarsu, Being with the Other, 2020.Video, music by sugar plum fairy - pjotr ilyich tchaikovski bycyrille mercadier and david gould., 00:03:27.

>Nikolay Karabinovych, Even Further, 2020.Video, videoinstallatie, video (kleur en geluid) en metalen muziekdoos, 00:06:22.

>Bendt Eyckermans, De interne oorlog, 2020.Painting, oil on canvas, 187 x 148 cm.

>Cindy Wright, Eye to Eye (Unification), 2020.Drawing, charcoal on paper, 192 x 300 cm.

>Charline Tyberghein, Hangry Eyes, 2020.Painting, acrylic on wood, 122 x 94 cm.

>Charline Tyberghein, Sportsball!, 2020.Painting, acrylic on wood, 150 x 122 cm.

>Charline Tyberghein, Trouble ahead, trouble behind, 2020.Painting, acrylic on wood, 185 x 150 cm.

>Imge Özbilge, Zonder titel [Untitled], 2020.Drawing, ink and acrylic on paper.

>Maika Garnica, From Bow to Ear, 2020.Installation, ceramics, metal, wood, felt, 300 x 300 cm.

>Winnie Claessens, The Great Ballet in Orbit, 2021.Video, 16:9, 00:08:34.

>Winnie Claessens, The Truth is out there, 2021.Sculpture, 50.5 x 16 x 16 cm.

>Moataz Alqaissy, Protrude, 2021.Textile, gouache, tempera, metaal, linnen, 78 × 70 cm.

>Hana Miletić, Materials, 2021.Assemblage, textielkunst, handgeweven textiel (gebleekt rood organisch cottoline, rode organische ruwe wol, rode organische cottoline, raffia van rode zijde en witte organische cottoline), 54 x 37 x 1,5 cm.

>Hana Miletić, Materials, 2021.Assemblage, textielkunst, handgebreid en handgeweven textiel (zwarte melkwol, zwart gerecycleerd nylon, beige melkvezel, bruin-grijze organische ruwe wol, diervriendelijke zijde en blauw-zilver metaalgaren), 30 x 6 x 3 cm.

>Otobong Nkanga, The Accumulator, 2021.Painting, acryl on paper, 64 x 50.5 cm.

>Ann Veronica Janssens, Magic Mirror Steel Blue, 2022.Sculpture, dichroic laminated glass consisting of crash glass, float and gelatin filters , 220 x 110 x 1.8 cm .

>Jonathan Meese, THE THIRD MAN'S SOLDIERS! (KNALLBONBONS "X") - 1 - , 2022.Sculpture, advertising pilar, acrylic, caparol-dispersion binder, 72 x 195 cm.

>Subin Son, Diaspora, 2022.Sculpture, assemblage van drie boeken, 18 × 15 × 13 cm.

>Hana Miletić, Materials, 2022.Assemblage, textielkunst, handgeweven en gevilt textiel (lichtgrijs eucalyptus garen, bleke gele ruwe wol, zilvergrijs gemerceriseerd katoen, zilver metaalgaren, zilver diervriendelijk zijde en veelkleurige ruwe wol), 78 × 58 × 2 cm.

>Otobong Nkanga, The Connector, 2022.Painting, acrylverf, stickers en potlood op papier, 42 x 29.7 cm.

>Fia Cielen, Soma, 2023.Drawing, collage and mushroom spores on paper, 3 x (40 × 30 cm).

>Daan Gielis, Happy Sad, 2023.Installation, neon, 100 x 100 cm.

>Viktor Mattsson, Finding Paradise, 2023.Painting, oil on linen, 85 x 70 cm.

>Sam Druant, We Weave, 2023.Textile, mix van textiel, met handpistool getuft, 220 × 270 cm.

>Fia Cielen, HYPNOPOMP, 2023.Installation, video, sculpture and projection mapping, sculpture 142 × 75 × 65 cm.

>Jaffa Lam, A Piece of History of the Moon.Installation.

>Mashid Mohadjerin, You can not stop us.Photography, colour photo on paper, 50 x 50 x 2.4 cm.