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WOLFGANG TILLMANS, Kleine Welle, 2015

Ostend  |  Belgium  | 

Vanmoerkerke Collection

One of the most important collections of European and American Post-Conceptual Art, housed in a former airplane hangar.

Located in the Belgian seaside resort of Ostend, the Vanmoerkerke Collection is one of the most important private collections of European and American Post-Conceptual Art in the world.

Started in 1998 by Mark Vanmoerkerke, the collection found its home in the renovated war-time building in 2008, and now houses over 1 000 works of European and American Contemporary Art, including artists such as Ed Ruscha, Maurizio Cattelan and Christopher Wool.

But just showing the artworks from the collection is not enough for this collector, with Vanmoerkerke having a sharp focus on quality rather than quantity. To ensure that the space remains exciting not just for him but also for the visitors, Vanmoerkerke invites a new curator to put on a show every year, with previous curators including Belgian cult curator Jan Hoet, museum director Nicolaus Schafhausen, gallerist Leo König and artist David Claerbout to name a few.

Here, we present works from the Vanmoerkerke Collection in their first online exhibition on IC.

(l–r) MAURIZIO CATTELAN, Untitled Preparatory Study, 1999; ED RUSCHA, Cracks, 1974
(l–r) MAURIZIO CATTELAN, Untitled Preparatory Study, 1999; ED RUSCHA, Cracks, 1974
CHRISTOPHER WOOL, Untitled, 1993
CHRISTOPHER WOOL, Untitled, 1993
CINDY SHERMAN
CINDY SHERMAN
ED RUSCHA, That Was Then This is Now #2, 1989
ED RUSCHA, That Was Then This is Now #2, 1989
ED RUSCHA, Production, 1972
ED RUSCHA, Production, 1972
GERHARD RICHTER, 717-3, 1990
GERHARD RICHTER, 717-3, 1990
ALIGHIERO BOETTI, Scogiersi Come Neve al Sole, 1988
ALIGHIERO BOETTI, Scogiersi Come Neve al Sole, 1988
WOLFGANG TILLMANS, Silver Installation IV, 2008
WOLFGANG TILLMANS, Silver Installation IV, 2008
ROBERT LONGO, Men in the Cities - Final Life, 1981
ROBERT LONGO, Men in the Cities - Final Life, 1981
RICHARD PETTIBONE, Piet Mondrian, Composition in White, Black and Red, 1936, 1996
RICHARD PETTIBONE, Piet Mondrian, Composition in White, Black and Red, 1936, 1996
GERHARD RICHTER, Abstraktes Bild, 1979
GERHARD RICHTER, Abstraktes Bild, 1979
RICHARD PETTIBONE, Frank Stella Takht-i-Sulayman, 1972
RICHARD PETTIBONE, Frank Stella Takht-i-Sulayman, 1972
RUDOLF STINGEL, Untitled (Traminer Alter), 2009
RUDOLF STINGEL, Untitled (Traminer Alter), 2009
WOLFGANG TILLMANS, Kleine Welle, 2015
WOLFGANG TILLMANS, Kleine Welle, 2015
ALIGHIERO BOETTI, Aelleigiaccaieerreobioetitii, 1973
ALIGHIERO BOETTI, Aelleigiaccaieerreobioetitii, 1973
ALIGHIERO BOETTI, Attirare L'Attenzione, 1985
ALIGHIERO BOETTI, Attirare L'Attenzione, 1985
ON KAWARA, NOV.8, 1977
ON KAWARA, NOV.8, 1977

The Vanmoerkerke Collection is included in the Art Guide.