27 November 2004 - 24 April 2005
©Photo: M HKA
The new collection presentation of the M HKA was composed with the aid of the art(ists') magazineGagarin The Artists in Their Own Words. This twice-a-year publication features exclusive texts which have not been published before and which were written especially for the magazine by artists who are now working all over the world. These texts are an extension of their artistic work and are part of it on a mental level.
The most recent issue of Gagarin – number ten – came about in dialogue with the M HKA and is the focus of this presentation. The public can view it page by page and there is an exhibition of work from the M HKA collection by the eight artists who contributed: Vito Acconci, Sergei Bratkov, John Körmeling, Mark Lewis, Liang Yue, Maurizio Nannucci, Joëlle Tuerlinckx and Lawrence Weiner.
A selection of works and texts by artists who came to the fore in one of the previous issues completes the Gagarin exhibition. In addition, the finishing touches are some other works from the M HKA collection.
>©Manned Flight - Simon Patterson
> Vito Acconci, Tonight We Escape from New York, 1977. Collage, b/w photo, crayon, paper, plexi on black aluminium, 151 x 118 x 5 cm.