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 / AMVK

We are watches 1 kl (c)image: AMVK
We Are Watches, So I Never Come Too Late, 1979
Installation

"In the hall of a theatre I hung large plastic and rubber curtains (4m by 2m). They were combined with harsh-coloured plexi-works. The images on them abstract with suggestions of dirt, dust and uncontrolableness. The whole was framed with insipid, sentimental texts. The opening night was graced by ‘Stalag 6’, a Brussels punk-band which vomited aggressive sounds and body-art.

On the occasion of this show a folio with silk-screened strips was published, these define a sphere of disorientation and impotence within the exposition."

− AMVK