The exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a collaboration between M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp) and the cultural centre de Werft in Geel. Middle Gate II is the follow up to the exhibition Middle Gate, curated by Jan Hoet in Geel in 2013. The exhibition concept is closely tied to the legend of the holy Dymphna, saint of the possessed, the mentally ill and patroness against epilepsy and insanity. The legend of Dymphna shares a strong connection to the identity of Geel, "the charitable city".

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK

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Drawings, 1978-2008
Drawing , variable dimensions
Ink, paper

"From 1975 onwards I started to exhibit my drawings. These drawings were made in cycles, as a result of too much experience with the world. This experience transformed itself into images in my subconscious. Kind of seismographic reproductions of an accumulation of inner life. Later on I began to make cycles of drawings in a more directed way. I need to create reason and meaning while connecting, in a systematic way, my actual fascinations and obsessions with what the world offers me at that moment." — AMVK