The aim of this collection presentation is to generously exhibit the new acquisitions and donations, and to place them in a context with regard to history, theme or content by way of existing works in the S.M.A.K. collection. This will be done in a manner that is open and transparent so that the spectator will almost spontaneously acquire insight into the what, how and why of these new acquisitions. The thread running through the presentation on the ground floor of the museum focuses on the approach to art as a non linguistic system of communication. Many of the works on display here attempt to indicate or question the function of art and the function of language as a means of communication and do so each in their own individual way. The exhibition includes work by Mekhitar Garabedian, Jan Fabre, Art&Language, Jef Geys, Anselm Kiefer, Jordan Wolfson, Joseph Kosuth and Marcel Broodthaers. On the upper floor you will find a comprehensive ensemble of Panamarenko’s work, a new acquisition by the Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov, and presentations by artists like Angel Vergara, Marthe Wéry, Leo Copers, Oswald Oberhuber and Gilberto Zorio.