The Black Merkin
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The M HKA is a museum for contemporary art, film and visual culture in its widest sense. It is an open place of encounter for art, artists and the public. The M HKA aspires to play a leading role in Flanders and to extend its international profile by building upon Antwerp's avant-garde tradition. The M HKA bridges the relationship between artistic questions and wider societal issues, between the international and the regional, artists and public, tradition and innovation, reflection and presentation. Central here is the museum's collection with its ongoing acquisitions, as well as related areas of management and research.
The M HKA Ensembles represent our first steps towards initiating the public to today's art-related digital landscape. With the help of these new media, our aim is to offer our artworks a better and fuller array of support for their presentation and public understanding.
The application has been fully developed in-house at the M HKA, and is easily accessible via a wide range of devices: smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.
This public version is no island unto itself; it is enframed within a larger digital whole. The content comes directly from the ‘ensemble bank’, a broadly-supported working platform that encourages diverse layers of meaning around the artworks. Production unit, curators, procurement policy (external as well): each has its role to play. In this way, visitors are just 1 click away from this informative database as they amble through the exhibition rooms. M HKA is determined to extend this exercise in the years to come, and so even further enhance the visitor’s experience.
The information found on this platform is copyright-free unless otherwise indicated, and so is free as well for exclusively private (re)use, as long as citation is duly provided. Further use and the reproduction of multimedia-information (image, sound and other applications) always required prior permission. Unless otherwise indicated, all used reproductions are provenance of the M HKA. Despite our best efforts concerning copyright holders, if information appears incorrect or incomplete, please contact us via email@example.com.
M HKA Ensembles is the result of a large-scale interest and effort in digital display of content regarding contemporary art.
Design / Bart De Baere, Kristof Michiels
Development / Kristof Michiels, 10to1
Coordination / Evi Bert
Texts / M HKA
Editors / Lotte Beckwé, Evi Bert, Sofie Gregoor, Ingrid Schildermans, Piet Van Hecke, Ekaterina Vorontsova, Hans Willemse
Translations / PORTAAL (EN-NL, NL-DE, NL-FR, NL-EN), Steven Tallon (EN-NL), Isabelle Grynberg (EN-FR), Marijke Vermeulen (EN, NL-DE)
Support / M HKA Library©M HKA, 2011 - 2023