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

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3 Altaren: Zon, Maan, Aarde, 1989
Mixed Media , 3 x (2 x (122 x 244 cm))
paint and plastic foil on trovicel on wood

(3 Altars: Sun, Moon, Earth)

"This is a series of three works on PVC, each divided in two, the two parts connected by iron hinges, one part leaning against a wall, the second lying on the ground.

The first altar was made for the moon, the second for the sun and the third for the earth. The image of the moon altar is a woman offering her breasts, such as the Dea Nutrix in antiquity. She looks down. Her right breast is yellow, her left grey, referring to the moon that lightens up thanks to the projection of sunlight on its surface. The female figure standing on the sun altar stares at you from out of the negative, with golden hair, smiling, straight in your face. When you look into the sun, you become blind. On the third altar, there's a frolicking couple over which a swastika throws off its directions, becoming a cross.

The effigies are made in such a way that, standing at a certain spot before the work, they seem to come undone from their medium."

− AMVK