Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (also known as AMVK) is an artist of singular complexity. Born in 1951 in Antwerp, where she still lives and works, she has been active since the 1970s as a visual artist, graphic designer and performer. She has always been a pioneer. She should, first and foremost, be considered an artist for the future. AMVK’s practice is truly interdisciplinary.

M HKA wants to introduce Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven to a wider audience as an innovator of forms and interpreter of moods - as oxygen of the whole society.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

37 2013 12 l'a%cc%82me ne peut rien d'elle  me%cc%82me %28chap.34%29 100 x 150 cm kopie 2 (c)image: AMVK
L'âme ne peut rien d'elle-même, 2014
Other , 150 x 100 cm
Casein paint, acryl paint and spray paint on digital prints, mounted on wooden board with glue and metal screws

“One of the PVC collages “PLAYGIRLS” inspired by ‘La Fontaine d'Aréthuse’ (1910) by composer K. Szymanowski. Pages of the nude magazine Playgirl (Baltimore, 1958) served as a starting point. The works have texts of the book ‘Rhythmanalysis’ of Marxist L.Lefebvre (Parijs, 1992) and bits of the first text i ever wrote on a computer, in 1980. The titles and content of the works have to do with specific chapters of « Le Miroir des Âmes Simples et Anéanties et qui seulement demeurent en Vouloir et Désir d'Amour » (Paris, 1300) of the mystic Marguerite Porete. I feel very close to her individuality and passion. The Playgirls were made for my  Zeno X exhibition, ‘3 Carrels (Degenerate Customized Solutions)’.” — AMVK