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JAN DE COCK Recente Aanwinsten

14 August 2015 31 January 2016
Group exhibition at MuHka, Antwerp, Belgium

installation view
Jan De Cock, Recente Aanwinsten, MuHka, Antwerp, Belgium, 2015

The M HKA collection is always expanding. With Recent acquisitions, M HKA showcased purchases that help shape our excisting collection. When new work is bought, consideration is given to the avant-garde tradition in Antwerp since the 1960s, the present multipolar world, the importance of the ‘performative’ aspect, and the socially engaged dimension of contemporary art. Also the nature and role which images have today plays a part in this. Important works of both national and African, Asian and North and South American artists have enriched our collection in the past few years.

We also got some key artists from the exhibition to speak via ARTtube, the online video channel of 15 Belgian and Dutch museums. The videos provide insights into the artistic work process of leading artists.

Recent acquisitions gave an overview of the M HKA collection, which is being developed around three main pillars: the image, action and society.