In 2012 the S.M.A.K. received a generous bequest from the estate of the Brussels collector Henri Chotteau (1947-2012). It consisted almost entirely of important works by the French artist François Morellet (1926, Cholet).
Starting in September, the S.M.A.K. is presenting an exhibition entitled Collection Study III: Art in Europe after 1968.
Jean Schwind (1935-1985) was the most notorious and enigmatic figure in Belgian art in the 1970s.
Coming People is a biennial exhibition of work by artists who have recently graduated from a Belgian School of Art.
Wilfredo Prieto (°1978, Sancti Spiritus) is one of the most promising young artists to emerge from Cuba in recent years.
Swan, hold fast by David Bade is a Gesamtkunstwerk with a strong social and interactive character. 'Wailing Wall', one of his sculptures that belong to the permanent collection of S.M.A.K. is used as the anchor point of the project.
To provide additional context for the new temporary exhibition by Thomas Ruff, a selection of works from the collection is being displayed.
This exhibition comprises five series of photos by the German photographer Thomas Ruff (°1958, Zell am Harmersbach) ranging from the start of his artistic career in the late 1970s to recent work in 2014.
Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain is the first retrospective devoted to one of the most radical artists of the last 40 years.
The ground floor at the S.M.A.K. is devoted to paintings from the museum's collection, highlighting not only the special characteristics and background to the collection but also the painting medium in relation to its current status in the arts.