M - Museum Leuven
M is a museum and expressive arts platform for and by people that make meaningful connections through time with the community and amongst art disciplines. M realises its international ambitions through Leuven, City of Knowledge.
Museum M opened in 2009 in a building by Belgian architect Stéphane Beel and has a programme with historical as well as contemporary art exhibitions. The museum also offers housing to a collection of older art, from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th Century. The contemporary art programme of M highlights artists from the period of 1960 to the present day. Attention to the artists and their work is paramount. The focus lies on solo exhibitions by Belgian and international artists, from new talent as well as established names. M also wishes to be a platform for plastic arts with space for research and experiment, collaborations and crossovers with other disciplines.
Since 2012, M manages the contemporary art collection of Cera. M has this collection, which offers a cross-section of Belgian art after 1945, on long-term loan. The collection consists of some 500 works of art by nearly 70 artists in a variety of media with video art, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations. Often the collection contains multiple works or ensembles by a single artist. There are also archival pieces present such as by Marcel Broodthaers and Panamarenko. Prominent Belgian artists such as Philippe Van Snick, Jan Vercruysse, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Jef Geys, Ann Véronica Janssens and Jacques Charlier are represented, in addition to a somewhat older generation of minimalist and abstract artists such as Amédée Cortier, Jo Delahaut, Walter Leblanc, Guy Mees, Marc Mendelson, Antoine Mortier, Dan Van Severen and Marthe Wéry.
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