Hans Theys is a twentieth-century philosopher and art historian. He has written and designed dozens of books on the works of contemporary artists and published hundreds of essays, interviews and reviews in books, catalogues and magazines. All his publications are based on actual collaborations and conversations with artists.

This platform was developed by Evi Bert (M HKA / Centrum Kunstarchieven Vlaanderen) in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (Research group Archivolt), M HKA, Antwerp and Koen Van der Auwera. We also thank Idris Sevenans (HOR) and Marc Ruyters (Hart Magazine).


In these films you’ll see Panamarenko working on K2 in Switzerland in 1990 (filmed with a rickety VHS camera), the young Vaast Colson and Dennis Tyfus in 2004 and 2006 (Break Down the Walls!), Walter Swennen during the development of a solo show with 166 drawings in the Herman Teirlinckhuis in 2003, artists such as Raoul De Keyser, Bernd Lohaus and Philippe Vandenberg, who are no longer with us, and artists in their twenties, barely born.