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The City Collection Antwerp: In/Sight


17 May 2024 - 12 Jan 2025

De Stadscollectie Antwerpen is a lively tribute to the artists who give colour to the city of Antwerp. From emerging talent to established names, this collection highlights local creativity but also the global influence of Antwerp’s art scene.

The City Collection Antwerp is a dynamic initiative that aims to provide insight into Antwerp’s diverse contemporary art scene. Reflecting the spirit of the city in flux, it features works by local and international artists, from emerging talent to established names.

Since its launch in 2021, M HKA and the City have been jointly developing the collection via annual acquisitions. Gradually formed through thoughtful selection, this ensemble of works remains at the museum on long-term loan. That initial presentation titled Lipstick and Gas Masks highlighted an emerging generation of artists based in Antwerp. The 2024 iteration focuses on artists considered key references, particularly important for Antwerp galleries. Mediators between the local and the international scene, galleries have always played a significant role in the avant-garde developments of the city’s cultural landscape. Opening together with the 10th edition of Antwerp Art Weekend, In/sight celebrates the uniqueness of Antwerp as a harbour for contemporary art. The presentation will unfold through the year, bringing together the kaleidoscopic variety of artworks from the City Collection Antwerp.

A presentation with works by: Nel Aerts, Özge Akarsu, Moataz Alqaissy, Vered Ben-Kiki, Marcel Broodthaers, Ignace Cami, Fia Cielen, Winnie Claessens, Kasper De Vos, Sam Druant, Bendt Eyckermans, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Daan Gielis, Ann Veronica Janssens, Jaffa Lam, Martin Margiela, Viktor Mattsson, Jonathan Meese, Hana Miletić, Mashid Mohadjerin, Nadia Naveau, Otobong Nkanga, Imge Özbilge, Panamarenko, Margaret Salmon, Subin Son, Walter Swennen, Adrien Tirtiaux, Charline Tyberghein, Leendert van Accoleyen, Philippe Van Wolputte, Mathieu Verhaeghe, Marthe Wéry, Stephen Willats, Guy Woueté en Cindy Wright.

Thanks to: Annie Gentils Gallery, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Base-Alpha Gallery, DMW Gallery, Fred&Ferry, Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Galerie Jamar, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde,  Keteleer Gallery, Micheline Szwajcer Galerie, Office Baroque, Otty Park, Pizza Gallery, PLUS-ONE Gallery, Shoobil Gallery, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Zeno X Gallery.

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