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.

Le rendez-vous fatal, 2010-2011

Painting, 8 x 9 cm, 19 x 10 cm, 7 x 13 cm, 7 x 10 cm.

Collection: Courtesy Gallery Albert Baronian, Brussels.

"I don't paint portraits, I paint characters. And then why not artists, curators, the girl from an Italian restaurant, a collector... What's more fun than putting elements from 'reality' into a different scenario? (...) Naturally, recognition is a very important factor, whether it be persons, things... anything to do with content. This way, I make contact with the viewer – and, after all, that's what it's all about."

The title of the piece Le rendez-vous fatal (2010-2011) indeed suggests a story. But it is for the viewer to fill it in or reconstruct it by imagining the likely intervals between the shown images. While Devriendt paints with great detail and his works aim towards photorealism, what he shows us is a succession of ideas and images in a staged, fictional reality. His work seems true-to-life but everything is staged, like in a film.

Add to your list


>'Le rendez-vous fatal', installation view

>'Le rendez-vous fatal', detail 1

>'Le rendez-vous fatal', detail 2

>'Le rendez-vous fatal', detail 3

>'Le rendez-vous fatal', detail 4


> Robert Devriendt.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Ensemble: Kamer 2 [Room 2].