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.

Hamlet Hovsepian

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1950 - 2022

Born in Ashnak (AM).

Hamlet Hovsepian is one of the most significant figures of the Armenian contemporary art scene and a pioneer in video art in the Caucasian area. He has been working with film and video since the early 1970s. During his stay in Moscow between 1978 and 1980, Hovsepian was influenced by the city’s avant-garde and continued to incorporate its elements into his work. Since his return to Armenia, the artist has been based in his native village, Ashnak, just outside Yerevan, which for him forms an experimental laboratory “as a front against society’s norms and pacified rules of conduct”. There he has created conceptual film works, characterized by an absurd simplicity, abstract space and long duration. In these works Hovsepian emphasizes emptiness as a possibility of critique on the passivity of our society.


>Hamlet Hovsepian, Yawning, 1975.Video, dvd, 16 mm film, 00:02:20 min.

>Hamlet Hovsepian, Untitled, 1976.Video, dvd, 00:05:00 min.

>Hamlet Hovsepian, Earth, 2001.Video, dvd, 00:00:11 min, 00:00:21 min, 00:00 min.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

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> Exhibition: Kunstwerk van de maand 2015. 01 January 2015 - 31 December 2015.

> Exhibition: LATT: Europe at Large #4 Koka Ramishvili & Hamlet Hovsepian. 26 March 2010 - 09 May 2010.

> Exhibition: The collection XXVII – East of 4°24'. 03 March 2011 - 21 August 2011.

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

> Exhibition: The Melancholy of Resistance. 06 November 2010 - 03 January 2011.

> Exhibition: Visite Roeselare – The Green Line. 05 May 2016 - 19 June 2016.

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> Ensemble: Earth Art, Air Art.

> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.