Thursday 26 May 2022 from 0:00 until Sunday 7 May 2023 0:00
For the commissioning series Public Figure, every year a contemporary artist is invited by the Antwerp Public Art Collection (Kunst in de Stad) to make an artwork departing from the question: Who or what do we put on a pedestal in today’s public space?
Thanks to collaborative ventures and the implementation of measures in support of the sector, the Middelheim Museum was able to diversify and give a significant boost to its collection in 2021. No fewer than 43 new works of art by 35 different artists were collected in 2021 together with the Flemish Community, the city of Antwerp and the Middelheim Promotors. The museum thus strengthens its unique position as a collecting institution for contemporary outdoor sculpture.
Now that the corona crisis has paralyzed social life for the most part, many people don’t get to go to their favourite places, such as in the Middelheim Museum. That is why we bring the art park right to your home.