reconstruction, Anders Kreuger

narrator Anders Kreuger
term reconstruction
duration 18:02 min
year 2014
courtesy of MG+MSUM

At Muhka, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, we have discussed the overall term ‘historicisation’ from what we imagine to be a local point of view. Although our city is located almost at the epicentre of Western Europe, in what Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has famously termed ‘Eurocore’, and although it is a commercial hub with a port that is still one of the twenty largest in the world, Antwerp itself is surprisingly inward-looking. Sometimes it feels as if this whole area – from Hamburg in the north to Paris in the south, from London in the west to Frankfurt in the east, with the Low Countries in-between – consisted of many different pockets of provincialism, wrapped in a thick blanket of suburban self-sufficiency. More >>>