Memories of Montevideo: the Antwerp Avant-Garde Scene in the Early ‘80s, Part 2

14 July–7 August 2016

M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art
Leuvenstraat 32
2000 Antwerp

The sequel to Memories of Montevideo, Part 1, retracing the story the non-profit contemporary art exhibition space founded by Annie Gentils in Antwerp in 1981, along with Hugo Roelandt and soon thereafter Constant Peers. Until 1985, Montevideo played host to a hugely ambitious programme of exhibitions and performances, quickly establishing itself as one of Belgium’s most progressive art spaces.

Memories of Montevideo, Part 2, features archival material and video interviews of protagonists in Montevideo’s story, as well as artworks from the mid-1980s by Kate Blacker, Danny Devos, Walter Swennen and Angel Vergara on loan from public and private collections.

Curated by Tirsa van der Kleij, Shana Peulinckx, Emma Priem, Jasper van Quekelberghe and Bram Vroonland – students in the Masters of Film Studies and Visual Culture, University of Antwerp – with video production by Chloé Dierckx.

Special thanks to Win Van den Abbeele, Guillaume Bijl, Sara De Bondt, Anny De Decker, Danny Devos, Luc Deleu, Liliane Dewachter, Chloé Dierckx, Paolo Favero, Annie Gentils, Sabine Herrygers, Marc Holthof, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Elisabeth Lemahieu, Stella Lohaus, Ludo Mich, Ria Pacquée, Johan Pas, Constant Peers and Guy Rombouts.

Memories of Montevideo is a collaboration between M HKA, Annie Gentils Gallery, Objectif Exhibitions and University of Antwerp, Master of Film Studies and Visual Culture.