M HKA (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen), Belgium
It has been forty years since Antwerp dreamed of a Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art until M HKA opened its doors to the public.
Now, every season, the M HKA organises a large temporary exhibition on the ground floor and an ever-changing collection presentation on the upper floors; in these collection presentations, space is made for small interventions by artists. They are thus given the opportunity to experiment in and with a museum context.
The new policy plays down the emphasis on Belgian art(ists) in favour of a wider international perspective and questioning of developments in contemporary art. Belgian art occupies and will continue to occupy an important place, but more explicitly as part of a greater whole. The M HKA itself has actually 'entered into a relationship'. In 2003, the merger with the Centrum voor Beeldcultuur (Centre for ImageCulture) was finalised, so that the the scope will go beyond the visual arts and encompass image culture.
In 2014, Filipino artist Maria Taniguchi was included in a group exhibition titled, Don’t You Know Who I Am? – Art After Identity Politics.