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
Deaf Ted, Danoota (and me), 2014-2021
Sculpture , Variabele installatie op sokkels, beelden: 120 × 180 × 130 cm, 130 × 90 × 60 cm, 160 × 80 × 80 cm
Drie witte bustes van gips en plasticine, te tonen op hoge sokkels

Naveau's ensemble Deaf Ted, Danoota (and me) was previously an eye-catcher in Luc Tuymans's exhibition Sanguine | Bloedrood, which was shown in the M HKA in the summer of 2018. The three busts seamlessly unite forms and iconography from the baroque with those of our contemporary society. Each image has its own story. The sculptures can be described as three-dimensional collages that want to be dissected layer by layer. In this set-up too, they ask the visitor to slow down and take the time to look for the many references.