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

Foto m hkaclinckx 4 Courtesy of Gallery Ronny Van de Velde
Verzetsstrijders en Kolonels 2, 1972-2015
Print , 200 x 100 cm
Screen print op doek

The series of brightly colored silkscreen prints present images of news events from 1972, sourced from magazines and newspapers of the time.  The images are shown one atop the other, so entering into a mutual dialogue.  Vercammen takes on war, religion, the sexual revolution and the capitalist system.  The original works were made based on the notion that the future could only be brighter.  Unfortunately, some 43 years later it seems not to be the case, and that the confrontation has only grown stronger due to the unending stream of 'information'.