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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Met o.a. een hard lichaam, 1991
Series , dimensions variable
paint and plastic foil on trovicel on wood (with iron hinged joints)

(With, Among Other Things, a Hard Body)

"A series of four works of which only three are shown here, all in the format of a door. I bought the doors at DIY-shop Hubo. I made a mental striptease, starting from photographs my boyfriend at the time took of me in 1977. Each of these works is another interpretation of how you reveal yourself: half hidden behind a chink, doubled by a mirror, or open as a fan."

− AMVK