I was raised to be covered III
Leaflet, 150 x 110cm.
Materials: oil on canvas
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Donated by Friends of M HKA, 2016 (Inv. no. S0529).
Maryam Najd flips norms and values upside down. Does the presence of a veil disrupt the sexuality of an elegant woman's body? Shedding it does not lead to balance; the eroticism is tensed by a covering up that borders on the aggressive. It seems to be an exercise between virtue and sin. The work's title completes this sense of ambiguity − it does so with incredible subtlety.
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EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middl...
15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.
Exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a cooperation between M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, and cultural
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Aanwinsten 2016 [Acquisit...
M HKA built up a substantial art collection from the former Soviet Union through earlier commitments in various movements, which can be used
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
GEWELD | VIOLENCE
It seems clear that in the case of Dymphna, the sting – t.i., the violence – is in the tail of her story, in the beheadings and the flickerin