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.

Hit and Run, Kopstoot remix, 1998-2005


This montage of images made by visual artist Cel Crabeels (member of HIT & RUN) for the exhibition ‘Kopstoot’ (Head-butt) in the Flemish cultural center De Brakke Grond, in 2005, records the artists' occupation of the ICC (Internationaal cultureel centrum) in 1998. The artists' collective HIT & RUN consisted of Christine Clinckx, Cel Crabeels, Karen Celis, Giles Thomas, Jan Kempenaers and Patries Wichers, and was founded in reaction to the acute lack of exhibition space and opportunities for the latest art. Their most important accomplishment in this vein was the occupation of the International Cultural Center (ICC). The ICC, under the prior leadership of Flor Bex, had become one of Europe's most progressive institutions of its sort. But owing to subsequent poor management, by 1998 little remained of its pioneering past. On the day prior to its intended closure, the artists' collective began their occupation of the premises, and did so with the full support of Antwerp's art community. The images shown here depict the occupation's course, with debates, political speeches and performances. Despite the success of this action, the artists were ultimately unable to prevent the ICC from shutting its doors. However, these discussions between artists and civil authorities did yield the NICC (New International Center), until now the only subsidized artists' initiative that defends the rights of the artist vis-à-vis public authorities.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Narcisse Tordoir – The Pink Spy. M HKA, Antwerpen, 13 March 2014 - 25 May 2014.