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.

Sergey Anufriev

The Mythogenic Love of Castles, 2010

Book, 23.7 x 17.5 cm, 798 p, language: Russian, publisher: Moscow: Ad Marginem, ISBN: 9785911030766.

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/238).

Literary synopsis *The Mythogenic Love of Castles* is a postmodern novel by two Russian avant- garde artists: Pavel Pepperstein (Pivovarov) and [Sergei Anufriev](http://www.conceptualism-moscow.org/page?id=1531&lang=en) (a leading artist on Moscow’s conceptual art scene). The novel is based on the references to Russian and World’s fairy-tales. It is an alternative version of Second World War. The real struggle is not troops and tanks – it is a war between ghosts and heroes of Western folklore and Russian characters of Soviet Children Literature and Slavic fairy tales. The main hero of the novel partorg (komissar) Dunaev after a serious wound becomes medium in this secret war. Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice “Pavel Pepperstein is capable of very subtle graphic work, inventive installations and even conceptualist erotica captured on film. Pepperstein writes novels – from the vast fantasy epic *The Mythogenic Love of Castes* (with S. Anufriev) to the exquisite refinement of his detective novel *The Swastika and the Pentagon* – and performs rap. But for Pepperstein both fine art and literature are only instruments of investigative activity. It is no coincidence that the association of authors from the Young Conceptualists group he founded in the 1990s adopted the emphatically bureaucratic- scientific title *Inspection Medical Hermeneutics*. Pepperstein is interested in everything – psychoanalysis (he is writing his own version of *The Interpretation of Dreams*) and Hollywood movies, the 'collective unconscious' of Soviet ideology and the philosophy of Moscow Conceptualism, the schizoanalysis of Deleuze-Guattari and Castaneda, Orthodoxy and Zen Buddhism, classical literature and contemporary youth culture. (..) The utopian future seen in the landscapes the artist has recently drawn with abandon seem appealing just because this future is profoundly domesticated and elements of diverse, highly influential and menacing ideologies appear homely, familiar as souvenirs from distant lands displayed in someone's apartment.” -Irina Kulik [Russian Pavilion "Victory Over The Future"](http://www.russian-pavilion.info/eng/pepperstein.html)

Authorship: Collective Authorship.

Creative Strategy: Artwork-Novel Parallel Lives.

Genre: Historical fiction.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: War.

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Artists

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> Pivovarov (Pavel Pepperstein).

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Sergey Anufriev .

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

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

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> 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.