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.

AMVK: Installations

(c)image: AMVK
Belgisch Spleen, 1992
Installation , Dimensions variable
Monoprints and paintings on transparent Plexiglass and PVC

"Combinations mono-print and paintings on transparent Plexiglass and PVC: self-portraits made for my installation “Belgisch Spleen” in Parbleu, Antwerpen. At first “Belgian Spleen” (in accordance to “Spleen de Paris” by Charles Baudelaire) was a Brepols agenda for cash income and expenditures, that I filled with my handwritten thoughts and reflections from 1974 until 1992. I classified the notes by the day of the year to find out whether subjects and thoughts returned at certain periods within the year, hoping to find a system and evolution in this chaos of swirling and storming thoughts. The self, confronted continually with its own image, tends to become alienated and poetic, a living hybrid of languages."