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.

In a Saturnian World

(c)image: AMVK
25 September - 18 December 2011
The Renaissance Society, Chicago

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s artistic output includes a diverse array of mediums including painting, drawing, collage, computer animation, installation, and zines. Van Kerkhoven synthesizes disparate visual and textual elements in her work. Her illustrational technique favors hard-edged flat planes in a neon RGB palette, with her most common imagery being drawn from pre-sexual revolution soft pornography. She appropriates text from a range of discourses, including philosophy, science, poetry and theology. Her work addresses metaphysical reflections on mind, body, universe and perception.

The Renaissance Society will present four new bodies of work, including numerous new works on paper; an interactive computer animation; and a related series of computer generated prints. The new work will be supplemented with selections of work from throughout her career.

Pluriform I and Pluriform II are interactive animations that can be accessed on-line. Developed in Quicktime VR, Pluriform I and II are a based on a suite of drawings and collages the artist has translated into a spatialized realm she refers to as a mind map.

Curator: Hamza Walker

The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago

On the occasion of this exhibition an extensive catalogue of Anne-Mie Van Kerckoven's work Mistress of the Horizon was published.
This exhibition will travel in a slightly adapted version to the Museum of Modern Art in Ostend, Belgium from 18 February until 27 May 2012.