Monoculture, a recent history

Group show with Vincent Meessen at M HKA, Antwerp

25/09/2020 – 25/04/2021

Vincent Meessen participates in a group show with two pieces linked to each other: the existing video The Intruder (2005) and a new piece especially conceived for this show. Titled in English How To Spin A Bad Yarn (Dutch: Hoe slecht garen spinnen, French: Comment filer du mauvais coton, Arabic: كيفية غزل القطن السيئ), this layered, self-reflective and polemical essay confronts the museum with infamous declarations made by the director of the board of M HKA in the press and calls museum users to take action.

Artists include: Hannah Höch, Lovis Corinth, Karl Hofer, Georg Grosz, Carol Rama, Werner Peiner, Belgian Institute for World Affairs, Joseph Beuys, Félix González-Torres, Andy Warhol, Nicole, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Haseeb Ahmed, Sven Augustijnen, Candida Höfer, Papa Ibra Tall, Maryam Najd, David Blandy, Oxana Shachko, Matti Braun, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Luc Deleu, Jimmie Durham, Catherine Opie, Charlotte Posenenske, Public Movement, Philip Guston, Mladen Stilinović, N. S. Harsha, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Rasheed Araeen, Ibrahim Mahama, Kerry James Marshall, Vincent Meessen, Renzo Martens/CATPC, Danny Matthys, Jonas Staal, Sille Storihle, Makhmut Usmanovich Usmanov, Nicoline van Harskamp, Dimitri Venkov, and artefacts from several cultural archives.

Curated by Nav Haq

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