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
Object , 520 x 200 cm
Jacquard tapestry

"This jacquard carpet shows a hanging model in the mirrored image of a Parisian artist’s studio from the late 1950s. This way, a black entrance was created in the middle. In this context I am thinking of Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square and his fixation on the Cosmos, on the one hand. And on the other hand, of the vagina dentata (the all-devouring vagina) and the prima materia. And on top of that, Nietzsches concept of ‘eternal return’."