Life is pain
Video, 00:05:51 min.
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7489_M341).
Like his photos, Bratkov's films are always sharp and almost painfully realistic. In the dramatically titled video Life is Pain, Bratkov filmed a Ukrainian prostitute who occasionally makes some extra cash as a chanteuse in a nightclub; her gut-wrenching repertory, bizarre make-up trompe-l’oeuil skin-colored shirt unite to exclaim the basic truth of her act – that life is pain indeed.
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EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decades M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe after 19
In Solidarity with Ukraine
Artworks by Ukrainian artists from the M HKA collection / Collection of the Flemish Community.
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public