De Stadscollectie Antwerpen is a lively tribute to the artists who give colour to the city of Antwerp. From emerging talent to established names, this collection highlights local creativity but also the global influence of Antwerp’s art scene. Welcome!


© Hana Miletić. Courtesy of LambdaLambdaLambda Gallery. Photo: M HKA
Materials, 2022
Assemblage , 78 × 58 × 2 cm
Textielkunst, handgeweven en gevilt textiel (lichtgrijs eucalyptus garen, bleke gele ruwe wol, zilvergrijs gemerceriseerd katoen, zilver metaalgaren, zilver diervriendelijk zijde en veelkleurige ruwe wol)

Hana Miletić (b. 1982, Zagreb, Croatia) creates a constant interplay between photography and weaving, connecting the two media from both a technical and conceptual point of view. These works are part of the Materials (2015 – ongoing) series. Miletić models her hand-woven textiles after her own photographs, which in turn document restorations or interventions that have been made in the urban fabric. She uses the weaving process, which requires a great deal of time and dedication, as a counterweight to socio-economic trends such as acceleration and standardisation. Miletić sees the careful weaving and reconstruction of an image as a gesture of care and restoration to reflect on social issues.