SUPER DEMOCRACY - The Senate of Things

Three cultural institutions enter into a dialogue with the Belgian Senate during the exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY, which is on display throughout October. BPS22 in Charleroi, BOZAR in Brussels and M HKA in Antwerp provide a cultural dimension to the Senate’s current issues.

1.10.2017 - 31.10.2017

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK

© AMVK. Photo: M HKA
Nursing Activities, Direct (Verpulveren) [Nursing Activities, Direct (Pulverizing)], 1995-1998
Installation , 190,5 x 529 x 75 cm (geheel), 2 x 1 m (platen)
Videoband VHS, hout, metaal

The multimedia installation Nursing Activities, Direct (pulverize) is part of the grand HeadNurse-project that Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven began in 1995. This ambitious project consists of different exhibitions and reports where AMVK offers her services as “head nurse” to an image-enthusiastic society and, without irony, invokes the healing properties of art (in 1999 Van Kerckhoven had already been invited as HeadNurse in the solo museum presentation Nursing Care, in Melancholy Stupor). In this colorful, multifaceted work as well, focus is on the investigation into the image of woman within this contemporary visual regime.