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.

75 Indicative Images, 2013


©image: M HKA

Collection: Courtesy Clare Strand.

For 75 Indicative Images (2013), Strand selected seventy-five black-and-white images of everyday objects and actions from a range of magazines and then framed them piece-by-piece, thereby lifting them out of their original habitual contexts. This extensive series is a summation of two earlier projects: The Seven Basic Propositions and The Ragpicker's Tower. Both were compilations selected from her extensive archives of images and texts .

The presentation of a beginning, an end, a duration or interruption of an experience or moment, turn time into something that is discontinuous, ephemeral. This is a feeling that everyone recognizes from, for instance, checking into and out of a hotel. The incongruous combinations of images make the empty spaces between the frames only more emphatically present. What is the relationship between these fragments of information? What might inhabit these intervals? The uniform, standardized presentation of a seemingly incoherent series of 'neutral' photographs inevitably triggers the viewer’s experiences of coming to terms with visual signs and invitations to interpret the ways of the world.

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> Clare Strand.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: El Hotel Eléctrico – Rooms available . M HKA, Antwerp, 21 February 2014 - 11 May 2014.

> Ensemble: Kamer 5 [Room 5].