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

19810300e kl (c)image: AMVK
Zelfportretten, 1981
Series , dimensions variable
acrylic and marker on Plexiglas


"I don’t think this work was ever exhibited before. These are attempts at idea formation, via the abstract feeling around words and images, their outer forms, their meaning, their sound; my attempts to squeeze myself into all that."