M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte 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.

Places (III.5), 2006

Sculpture, 130 x 78 x 1.5 cm.

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7587).

Throughout the series *Places*, Vercruysse uses the universally recognizable symbols of playing cards. For the third group of works within the series, of which *Places (III.5)* is part, Vercruysse designed a usable, legible script based on the card symbols. These works carry actual textual inscriptions, and seem strikingly communicative in the context of Vercruysse's otherwise enigmatic oeuvre. Nonetheless, *Places (III.5)* does not lend itself to a quick reading either. A transcription to our own alphabet leaves us with the text "I AM" on the left panel, and "Here / -- / AND IS" on the right; cryptic, poetic texts with minimal concrete content. They clearly reflect Vercruysse's past as a writer and visual poet, but provide few clues for further interpretation. Again, it is not about the content of the words, but about the possibility of content the words provide.

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>Places (III.5)

>"Alphabet" devised by Vercruysse for the third series of "Places"


> Jan Vercruysse.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: Poëzie, taal en woordspelingen [Poetry, language, and wordplay].

> Ensemble: Plaatsen en niet-plaatsen [Places and non-places].


> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Non - Places.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Jan Vercruysse.

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>Jan Vercruysse, Places (II.8), 2006.Sculpture, cor-ten steel, 300 x 285 x 2 cm.