Light panels Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s light panels
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven created a design for the light panels along the MAS Boulevard.
“The MAS is a tower that looks out towards the four corners of the globe. From the eight floors the visitor sees eight different horizons which extend to countries and regions with which Antwerp had, has or will have ties. In Antwerp’s heyday back in the sixteenth century, the distinction between illusion and reality was not as absolute as it is now.
I decided to link a selection of prints I found in the archives of the Plantin-Moretus Museum | Print Room to the main themes dealt with in the MAS galleries, thereby making new allegories which together serve as a contemporary ‘ommegang’ or procession.”
Besides creating the light panels, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven supervised the MAS in Young Hands "Vitrinetraject" (click through for more information in Dutch).
The MAS tells the story of Antwerp’s relationship with the world, a relationship that has lasted for five centuries. That story is open-ended. The museum has asked contemporary artists to bring it right up to date.