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.

Feltra , 1966

Object, 180 x 115 x 130 cm.

©image: SMAK, Dirk Pauwels

Collection: collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Langdurige bruikleen S.M.AK. Gent (Inv. no. WV6).

After Molly Peters this was Panamarenko's second felt doll, and it too was made following the likeness of a picture from Playboy.  Feltra, monochrome white, sits provocatively with legs crossed in a leather chair.  During the De Premiere van de Hersen­expansie in Kleuren! (The Premier of Brain Expansion in Color), at the Wide White Space Gallery in Antwerp, Feltra dangles from the ceiling just like Molly Peters.

The name Feltra does not refer to the name of the Playboy model, but rather to the brand name of the felt serving to cover the doll.  Panamarenko purchased the felt in a local store, Veritas.  The brand name was printed on the inside of the felt.  In order to attain the right form and pose,

Panamarenko first shaved the polystyrene with a coarse rasp, and then used sandpaper for the finish.  Even without the felt cover, the dolls looked very well.  But the felt was necessary to hold everything together.  Otherwise, they would have lost their shape long ago.

'Feltra? That came from the Veritas store, that was just the name, the brand of that felt.' - Panamarenko

(source: Hans Willemse and Paul Morrens, in: 'Copyright Panamarenko', 2005)

Add to your list


> Panamarenko.


> Dr. Hugo Heyrman.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Panamarenko – An overview 1965-1985. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 17 June 1989 - 23 July 1989.

> Exhibition: Panamarenko Universum. M HKA, Antwerpen, 03 October 2014 - 29 March 2015.

> Exhibition: De première van de hersenexpansie in kleuren! [The première of the brain expansion in color!]. Wide White Space Gallery, Antwerp, .

> Ensemble: Silent Objects.

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> Panamarenko, Molly Peters , 1966.Object, styropor, felt, metal , 138 x 134 x 63 cm.

>Hugh M. Hefner, Panamarenko, Playboy (Entertainment for Men) - November 1965, vol. 12, n° 11, 1965.Periodical, ink, paper, 28 x 20.7 cm, 226 p, language : English, publisher : Playboy Magazine, Chicago, Ill..