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!

Lipstick and Gas Masks – The City Collection Antwerp

Image: (c) We Document Art, Eigendom stad Antwerpen, in langdurige bruikleen in M HKA
Europe Without Borders, 2018-2019
Installation , 240 x 240 cm / 80 x 80 x 80 cm
blue pigments, acrylic binder, brass

Europe without Borders exists in two parts: a ball in the alloy brass, and a wall painting in blue paint. It is a reflection by the artist on the European Union which he made at the height of the refugee crisis. What if the borders of the European Community were entirely incorporated into the image, he asked himself, and the image therefore turns completely in on itself? He developed a map that could be turned into a geodesic ball, Europe having only borders with itself and becoming a world in and of its own.