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: Works

(c)image: AMVK
Bloem van Smarten, 1990-1991
Mixed Media , 3 x (112 x 224 x 3 cm)
paint and plastic foil on trovicel on wood

"As a result of the unstoppable, ever growing presence of computers and the powers that are attributed to them, the academic world starts to think about a Principia Cybernetica, analog to the Principia Mathematica. At the V.U.B. in Brussels a team of researchers tried to built a system of cybernetic philosophy related to epistemology (1), metaphysics (2) and ethics (3), concerned about the highest human values. Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone are Erinyen (Moirai), like furies and Gorgons they are instruments of divine revenge for human mistakes. They impersonate human conscience that at first defends and prevents, then judges and destroys. When revenge goddesses become Moirai they more specifically deal with "fate"."