The exhibitions Urgent Conversations: Athens–Antwerp and Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens are a collaboration between EMST and M HKA, a theoretical and visual dialogue, based on works from the collections of both museums, which includes more than 70 works structured in 22 topics.   

28.04.2017 - 07.01.2018        

M HKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen - Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen

EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art - Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str., Athens 11743

Poetical License

(c)image: M HKA
Mao-flag, 1971
Photography , 80 x 70 cm
photo emulsion, canvas

A purely graphic design dominates Mao flag. This poem depicts the US flag, whose stars are made of the letters ‘m’, ‘a’, and ‘o’. The result is a simple commentary on the opportunism of the US Republicans and Chinese Maoists with regard to the historical thaw between the two superpowers.