M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Exhibition: Above the Bay of Naples from Via Partenope, Naples, September 2008

M HKA, Antwerp

20 January 2018 - 29 April 2018

Chabove the bay of naples from via s2010 photo m hkacc Collection M HKA, image © M HKA

With his tapestries, the British artist Craigie Horsfield reflects on the concept of 'time'. The slow realization of his work stands in stark contrast to the ephemerality of the moment that is depicted on the carpet. Similarly, the combination of the modern, ultrafast medium of photography with the centuries-old art of the tapestry creates a contradiction. Horsfield also sees the carpet as a metaphor for his view on social relations. The colored threads that make up the carpet represent nothing in themselves, but together form an impressive image. Horsfield feels that, in this way, the significance of the individual gains significance within the context of a broader social fabric.

The monumental tapestry Above the Bay of Naples from Via Partenope, Naples, September 2008 was custom made for the round room of the M HKA, following Horsfield’s solo exhibition Schering en inslag  of 2010. The work was made in collaboration with Flanders Tapestries, a textile factory in West Flanders. Under the direction of Horsfield, the company translated one of his pictures - a panoramic view of a fireworks show in the Bay of Naples – into a gigantic and very detailed woven textile work.

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> Craigie Horsfield, Above the Bay of Naples from Via Partenope, Naples, September 2008, 2008-2010. Photography, tapestry, 400 x 2600 cm.