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.

Only the Green Moments Make It All So Acceptable

(c)image: AMVK
26 October - 30 November 1980
The Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles

"A. I hang 39 plexi-works on the walls, all in different colours and formats.
B. I also hang 7 European thoughts about ‘thinking’ on the walls.
C. On the floor are 6 combinations consisting out of : 1, a piece of used American bath-carpet, pink-fluorescent. 2, a Thrifties plastic bag, filled with yellow radioactive water. 3, a European thought on brainwork, red-fluorescent. 4, covered with thin transparent plastic fastened to the wall with black electricity- wire. 5, all overwhelmed with an American publicity-text.
D. I combine the 6 combinations through thin green- fluorescent tape with one of the European thoughts on the walls. But the tape never reaches the thought.
E. From each combination come 4 green tape-lines.
F. For light there is the bright L.A.light, it makes the space very white and bright.
G. The music ‘Radio in Another Room’ was made by Willy Tielemans."