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

20120800a kl (c)image: AMVK
Contextual Playmates, 2012
Series , 7 x (47.7 x 29.5 cm)
inkjet print on velvet fine art paper

"Seven pages from the magazine French Playmate, published in Copenhagen in 1968, supplemented with seven variations of a central abstract image. It is about elimination and censorship. They all contain a mandala that adds energy and strength to the sex-laden message of giving and taking. With each work, there’s an explanation of three or four steps on what mental action you have to perform with this image – for your own well-being."

− AMVK