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

(c)image: Hicham Benohoud, M HKA
Untitled [from the series 'La salle de classe n°2'], 2000-2002
Photography , 60 x 80 cm
silver gelatine print

Hicham Benohoud is best known for his minutely composed group portraits in the hallowed tableau tradition, in which he ’reduces’ the human form to an object among objects, our body parts mere compositional attributes of a certain scenography. The portraits of guileless schoolboys who eagerly assume the most bizarre of positions in the long-term photo suite Salle de classe rank among the genre‘s best examples. These pictures were acquired in the context of the 2007 exhibition project 'UNTITLED: Moussem Festival Spring 2007'.