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.

Cady Noland

° 1956

Born in Washington D.C. (US).

Cady Noland was born in 1956 in Washington, DC, and is based in New York. Noland was an important representative of the American Gothic Revival in the late 1980s and developed into an influential artist in the years that followed. Taking part in Documenta IX confirmed her potential, but she has since been absent from the international art circuit for a decade, barely exhibiting any new work since the turn of the century. Noland deals in her art with the failure of the American Dream. Her installations, murals and sculptures seek to expose the hidden drives beneath US society. Many of them refer to episodes from recent American history that have received intensive media attention. She explores the stories of modern-day heroes and anti-heroes, emphasizing the ambiguity of good and evil. Noland is interested in figures who are portrayed in the media as psychopathic or pathological. Yet she does not regard their morbid, violent behaviour as ‘abnormal’, but as innate to contemporary America. Aggression, she feels, is found in expressions of dissatisfaction by the individual, which do not constitute a threat to established societal systems. Whereas violence once symbolized justice – something strongly associated with American independence – it is now viewed as ‘abnormal’: desperate acts by lone individuals for whom the American Dream failed to materialize.  


>Cady Noland, Oozewald, 1989.Sculpture, aluminium, nylon, silver cloth, 180 x 90 x 73 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The Collection. 28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.

> Exhibition: The collection XXVIII – If you shoot a bullet in a vacuum, will it keep travelling forever? (Emily Wardill). 17 June 2011 - 18 September 2011.

> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.

> Exhibition: The Eightees – A Decade of Extremes. 17 June 2016 - 18 September 2016.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Ensemble: Audiodescriptie - De Collectie.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Rage.

> Ensemble: The Collection.

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> Ensemble: To Sing Hell.