Qu’entendons-nous par monoculture ? Quelle est l’impulsion des mouvements « identitaires » ou des défenseurs d’une monoculture nationaliste qui n’envisagent pas ou ne souhaitent pas de société pluraliste, et ce, non seulement dans le contexte européen, mais global ? Pouvons-nous repérer des aspirations positives, voire émancipatrices, dans la monoculture ? Que trouve-t-on en marge de la monoculture et que ne tolère-t-elle pas ? Quelle pourrait être la position des arts dans un contexte d’idéologie monoculturelle ? Inversement, à quoi ressembleraient les arts sous une idéologie monoculturelle portée à ses conclusions logiques ?

EXPOSITION

INSTALLATION VIEWS 

Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin
Global Digestion, c. 1980–2007
Digital prints
145 x 395 cm
Collection M HKA
Photo: M HKA

 

 

 

Rasheed Araeen
Nine, 1968
Acrylic on wood
(9x) 61 × 61 × 61 cm
Courtesy the artist
Photo credit: M HKA

 

 

 

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Nourish the Talented, 2003
Oil and acrylic on canvas
86 x 71 cm
Courtesy of the artist, Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Photo credit: M HKA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
White Suprematism, 2016
Pencil on cardboard, plexi, wood
147 x 147 cm
Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Photo: Kristien Daem
 

George Grosz
De Schrijver Walter Mehring, 1926
Oil on canvas
110 x 79.5 cm (unframed)
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen
© SABAM Belgium, 2020, George Grosz, De schrijver Walter Mehring, inv.no. 2454, KMSKA
Photo credit: M HKA

 

 

Philip Guston
Law, 1969
Acrylic on panel
76 x 81 cm
Private Collection, Waalre, The Netherlands
Photo: Peter Cox

Hannah Höch
Mischling (Mixed Race), 1924
Collage, photomontage
11 x 8.2 cm
Courtesy of Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., Stuttgart
Photo: Liedtke & Michel

Candida Höfer
Türken in Deutschland 1979, 1979
Slide projection with 80 colour slides
Courtesy the artist
© Candida Höfer, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
 

Ibrahim Mahama
On Monumental Silences, 2018
Rubber
210 x 60 x 80 cm
Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community
Photo credit: M HKA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry James Marshall
Untitled, 1998–1999
Ink, paper
250 x 1545,6 cm
Collection M HKA
Photo credit: M HKA

Vincent Meessen
The Intruder, 2005
Video
7:26 min
Collection M HKA / Collection Flemish Community
Image: the artist

Maryam Najd
Life of Faith from the series The Aesthetics of Sin, 2018
Oil on canvas
220 x 130 x 4.5 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Photo credit: M HKA

Carol Rama
Marta La Cagona, 1940
Watercolour on paper
24 x 18 cm
Private Collection, Turin
© Archivio Carol Rama, Torino
Photo: Beppe Giardino
 

 

 

 

 

 


Oxana Shachko 
Untitled, 2016
tempera, egg yolk, gold leaf, wood
40 x 30.4 x 3.5 cm
Estate of Oxana Shachko
Photo credit: M HKA
 

 


Mladen Stilinović
An Artist Who Cannot Speak English Is No Artist, 1992
acrylic on artificial silk
140 x 246 cm
Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda
Photo credit: M HKA
 

 

 

Papa Ibra Tall
Semeuse d'étoiles, c. 1970s
Tapestry in textile
298 x 291 cm
Courtesy the artist, KADIST collection
Photo credit: M HKA

 

 

 

Makhmut Usmanovich Usmanov
Oilfields in Kazakhstan, 1950
Oil on canvas
91.2 x 133.2 cm
Collection of Helmond Museum
Photo credit: M HKA

Nicoline van Harskamp
PDGN, 2016
Video
16:20 min
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Bea De Visser

 

 

 

Andy Warhol
The American Indian (Russell Means), 1976
Silkscreen ink and synthetic polymer paint on canvas
127 x 106.7 cm
The König Family Collection
Photo credit: M HKA

 

 

 

 

 

Felix Gonzalez-Torres 
Untitled, 1994
Silkscreen on cotton T-shirt
Size L, edition of 500
Published by agnés b., New York
Private Collection, Antwerp
Photo: M HKA

Jimmie Durham
Tlunh Datsi, 1984
Skull, feathers, turquoise, acrylic paint, shells, wood
103×91×81 cm
The “M” Art Foundation
Photo: Wim Van Eesbeek

 

 

 

 

Joseph Beuys
COYOTE – I like America and America likes me (installation view), 1974
Performance at René Block gallery, New York
31 black and white photos under glass
50×80 cm
VERDEC Collection
Photo: Wim Van Eesbeek

 

 

 



Matti Braun
Bunta Garbo, 2002
Inkjet print on paper mounted on foamboard
125 x 89 x 12 cm (each)
Courtesy of the artist; BQ, Berlin; and Esther Schipper, Berlin
Photo: Wim Van Eesbeek


 

 

Renzo Martens
White Cube, 2020
Video still
Courtesy of the artist