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

Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp

Bk3959 (c)image: M HKA
Hysteria makes history, 1973
Drawing , 95 x 68 cm
photo emulsion, canvas

De Vree generally incorporates photographic material in his poesia visiva in the form of collages, occasionally accompanied by an ironic or satirical commentary, which is intended to address the viewer’s conscience and awareness by triggering a range of associations. In Hysteria makes history (1973), De Vree’s targets are the masses and idolatry in sport. De Vree here exposes the sensationalism with which the media manipulate facts and emotions.