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".


Sherman cindy untitled 120 1983 foto syblspictures (c)image: M HKA
Untitled No 120 A, 1983
Photography , 55 x 89 cm
photo, paper

The photograph Untitled No 120 A is part of Cindy Sherman’s series Fashion. This series was commissioned by a New York fashion house for Interview magazine. The photographs exude an estranging, near-sinister air, certainly not in keeping with the usual conventions of fashion photography. With fashion advertising as medium, Sherman raises questions about clothing as ‘second skin’ and sign of identity.