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

© AMVK. Photo: M HKA
Nursing Activities, Direct (Verpulveren) [Nursing Activities, Direct (Pulverizing)], 1995-1998
Installation , 190,5 x 529 x 75 cm (geheel), 2 x 1 m (platen)
Videoband VHS, hout, metaal

The multimedia installation Nursing Activities, Direct (pulverize) is part of the grand HeadNurse-project that Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven began in 1995. This ambitious project consists of different exhibitions and reports where AMVK offers her services as “head nurse” to an image-enthusiastic society and, without irony, invokes the healing properties of art (in 1999 Van Kerckhoven had already been invited as HeadNurse in the solo museum presentation Nursing Care, in Melancholy Stupor). In this colorful, multifaceted work as well, focus is on the investigation into the image of woman within this contemporary visual regime.