Leegte is vorm [Emptiness is form]
Collection: Collection M HKA (Inv. no. S0394).
Guy Rombouts always explores the implicit sensitivity of all types of found materials, on the lookout for the visual/sculptural potentialities of script. He develops ‘writings’ where form and content coincide in as exemplary a manner as possible. The installation Leegte is vorm (Emptiness is Form), that Rombouts made for an exhibition at the artists’ forum Factor 44, is a good example here. The 26 colorful shopping bags from which this work is constituted, in each case contains a found object that represents a certain letter of the alphabet, beginning with ‘amfoor’ (amphora) and ending with ‘zeef’ (sieve). In this way Rombouts makes a concrete, sculptural and more intuitive variant of our alphabet.
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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
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public