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.

I Will Die, 2000

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7715_M464).

For the multi-channel projection I Will Die, Yang Zhenzhong filmed friends of different ages and from different social backgrounds while looking at the camera and repeating the words "I will die" in their native language. Then he took his project to the streets and filmed anyone who was ready to face the camera and say "I will die".

The younger people were more carefree than the elderly and the sick people, who were more reluctant to utter the sentence because ‘die’ is a word that brings back luck according to Chinese social traditions.

Short snippets confront the viewer with existential questions. The work challenges the viewer to meditate on mortality and immortality, truth and lies, facade and sincerity, fiction and reality. Yang Zhenzhong has gained wide recognition with this work. This work has several versions - due to differences in religion, culture and tradition, the sentences pronounced vary according to the different nationalities.

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>Installation view (1)

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Exhibitions & Ensembles


> Exhibition: Useful life. Room 232, Temporary Space, Dong Daming Road, Shanghai, .

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> Exhibition: Useful Life – Europalia.China. M HKA, Antwerpen, 09 September 2009 - 28 February 2010.


> Exhibition: Superdemocracy – The Senate of Things. de Senaat, Brussel, 01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.


> Ensemble: USEFUL LIFE.

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> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.


> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Useful Life.

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