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.

The Man Who Climbed Up the Stairs of Life and Found Out They Were Cinema Seats, 2005

Book, 14 x 21.5 cm, 163 p, language: English, publisher: New York/Frankfurt am Main/Zürich: Lukas & Sternberg/Frankfurter Kunstverein/Kunsthalle Zürich, ISBN: 1-933128-09-7.

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2024/766).

Literary synopsis

“Suddenly Hirst’s head falls, with the neck and the coat. That is – Hirst’s body falls over the bar. The straw penetrates his gullet through the nose and violently wakes the shrimp, the calamari, the salad, and the brandy in his stomach. He vomits it all on the bar, and they stream over the smooth brown wood. The gallerist gets up from his chair and goes over to Mr. Hirst. The barman hands him a nylon bag and helps him collect the animals and the juices, both modern and postmodern. He goes back to Jeff’s table with an arrogant smile and says they can move. Then he lifts the bag that’s dripping with small chunks of phlegm from the sides and says ''Tomorrow at Christie’s''. "

- Keren Cytter

Written in seven chapters and seven styles, this book constitutes the first novel by the Israeli artist and filmmaker Keren Cytter. Both the grotesque and the absurd become tools to narrate the progression of her main character’s life, artist Jeff Steinberg. With the recurring motif of scrambled reels, the story also functions as a reflection on the medium of film.

Novel's website

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Plain Fiction.

Publishing: Art Books Publishing House.

Theme: Art World, Utopian Worlds.

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> Keren Cytter.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

Goldin senneby

> Exhibition: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ARTWORK BECOMES A NOVEL?. M HKA, Antwerp, 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

Goldin senneby

> Exhibition: THE BOOK LOVERS - A Project about Artist Novels. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, 25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.

Goldin senneby

> Exhibition: Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up Bookstore). De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, 28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.

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> Exhibition: The Preparation of the Novel (Book Lovers 5.0). Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, 18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.

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> Ensemble: The Book Lovers.