Paul Van Hoeydonck
Lives in Wijnegem (), born in Antwerp ().
Paul Van Hoeydonck (1925, Belgium, lives in Antwerp) co-founded the G58 group in Antwerp, which organises a series of exhibitions at the Hessenhuis around 1960. A frequent collaborator of the legendary French critic Pierre Restany, he is always drawn to the utopian and the cosmic. Van Hoeydonck is known for being the only artist whose work is exhibited on the moon. One copy of his aluminium figure Fallen Astronaut (1971) is surreptitiously placed there by the Apollo 15 crew in 1971, commemorating the eight astronauts and six cosmonauts who died in the Space Race between the US and the USSR.
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Vision in Motion / Motio...
Paul Van Hoeydonck, Jean Tinguely, Jesús Rafael Soto, Dieter Roth, Bruno Munari, Heinz Mack, Yves Klein, Pol Bury, Robert Breer, Daniel Spoerri, Vision in Motion / Motion in Vision, 1959. Book, 42pp. illustraties in zwart wit en kleur., 21 x 21 cm.
Lichtwerk [Work of light]
Paul Van Hoeydonck, Lichtwerk [Work of light], 1958. Mixed Media, oil, panel, 40 x 194 cm.
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LATT: new art in Antwerp ...
24 May 2012 - 02 September 2012.
New Art in Antwerp was dedicated to the artist movement G58. Antwerp 1958: alongside a world-class port that grew more every day, was a sleep
The collection XXX – The ...
29 June 2012 - 16 September 2012.
Maarten Vanden Eynde’s project Museum of Forgotten History housed the remains of a possible future past. The exhibition took the form of fict
Paul De Vree: Neonlicht [...
05 October 2012 - 20 January 2013.
My personal view on poetry is an evolutive one: experiment in progress and as far as possible different disciplines in fusion. So I put in pr
28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
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Het Concrete [The Concrete]
The Concrete brings together ‘optical’ and ‘kinetic’ works created in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The works are based on tangible materia
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public