In the early 1980s, aside from their living space, the Herberts found an exhibition space for the Collection in a former industrial complex in the Raas van Gaverestraat n° 106 / 108 in Ghent. Annick and Anton Herbert have always held that gallery rooms ought to be neutral spaces so that all attention can go to the works on view. They never developed the Collection with a particular architecture in mind and it was never affected by issues of size or complexity during its expansion over the years. That is why the Collection also includes pieces like Bruce Nauman’s Musical Chairs, Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Segno Arte, Jannis Kounellis’ Fuochi and Franz West’s 12 Diwans.

Lawrence Weiner, Many Colored Objects Placed Side by Side to Form a Row of Many Colored Objects, 1979 (Raas van Gaverestraat, 1986)