Launch new collection exhibitions from 25.May.2024

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On 25 May, two new collection exhibitions will launch on the entire ground floor of the museum.

RS3873 Blume 001 lpr

Anna & Bernhard Blume, 'A=B' (from the series 'I Am You'). 1993-1994, offset print on paper, 62 x 84cm

Together - Collaborative Art Practices

Until 8 September, discover some 30 works from the collection that were created by artistic collaborations.
In the realm of visual arts, collaboration has often taken a back seat to the romanticized notion of the individual artistic genius. From the Collection: Together - Collaborative Art Practices aims to challenge the myth of the solitary artist and explore the unique dynamics of collective creativity and how it influences artistic production.

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Joel Fisher 'Roger Matthys-Joel Fisher' 1977

Joel Fisher, 'Roger Matthys/Joel Fischer', 1977 © Mirjam Devriendt

Private Passion X Public Duty. Hoet & Matthys-Colle: Through Collectors' Eyes

The collector's eye is at the heart of this new collection exhibition, which you can visit until 5 January 2025.
Ten years after the death of Jan Hoet (1936-2014), the founder of S.M.A.K., this exhibition explores the similarities and differences between Hoet’s acquisition policy and the works purchased by the husband-and-wife collectors, Roger and Hilda Matthys-Colle. Private Passion X Public Duty: Hoet & Matthys-Colle brings together artists who occupy an important place in the museum's history.

On the upper floor, an archive exhibition takes a closer look at the Matthys-Colle Collection and the figure of Jan Hoet.
In the Friends of S.M.A.K. room, you can discover a selection of the editions published by the V.M.H.K. by artists who are (or were) represented in the Matthys-Colle Collection.

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