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.

Ed Ruscha

° 1937

Born in Omaha, Nebraska (United States).

Edward Ruscha (1937, US) is considered one of the leading painters of our times. He had a Catholic upbringing in Oklahoma and moved to Los Angeles in the late 1950s. In his images, suspended between different modes of representation, the literal appears to dominate over the metaphoric, but you can never be sure. Ruscha’s painted words, sometimes executed in the very substance signified by the word, have been interpreted as instances of trans-substantiation – the word become flesh. He is seen as a quintessential West Coast artist, although he was ‘never really into television… but the print media, photography and books’.


>portrait of Ed Ruscha by Dennis Hopper, 1964


>Ed Ruscha, Publications, 1962-1978.Artist Novel, books, Variable dimensions.

>Ed Ruscha, Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1962.Book, ink, paper.

>Ed Ruscha, Sand in Vaseline, 1974.Painting, egg yolk, satin, 91.5 x 101.5 x 1.7 cm.

>Ed Ruscha, Pure Ecstasy, 1974.Painting, tea, moiré silk, 91.4 x 101.6 x 2.2 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: A NON-U-MENTAL HISTORY OF M HKA – Part 1: Foundation Gordon Matta-Clark. 02 May 2021 - 29 August 2021.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: DE INTERNATIONALE - Museum of Affects. 26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012.

> Exhibition: The collection XXIX – Spirits of Internationalism: 6 European Collections 1956-1986. 20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.

> Ensemble: Het Ondermijnde [The Subverted].

> Ensemble: Stichting Gordon Matta-Clark.