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.

Marie-Jo Lafontaine

° 1950

Born in Antwerp (), lives in Brussels ().

Marie-Jo Lafontaine photographs, paints and sculpts. She creates tapestries, paintings, sculptures and photo- and video installations. In her very varied oeuvre, she investigates different aspects of human identity. Without moralizing or answering the questions raised, the artist treats themes such as violence, identity, sexuality and death. Ambiguity is a recurrent characteristic in her oeuvre. Lafontaine’s protagonists occupy the middle ground between opposites like the saint and the scoundrel. Her subjects share this same dual nature. She treats, for example, the power of the attraction of death or the lust-related aspect of violence. The artist finds inspiration in philosophers and poets like Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Charles Baudelaire, Rainer Maria Rilke and Federico García Lorca. Her installations are often overwhelming in their monumental setup, the dramatic use of music, the fact that you literally have to step in, the near-ritual repetition of the same images… Escape is impossible. What we take in usually has more the effect of amazement than enlightenment. The figures that appear in her installations carry out various acts, but the storyline and context are lacking. It remains unclear who the protagonist is, where the scene is taking place, what happened before, what happened after. There are suggestions, but nothing is made explicit.


>Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, 1979.Book, ink, paper, 30.5 x 22 cm, loose-leaf, language : Dutch, French, publisher : ICC/Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen.

>Marie-Jo Lafontaine, La Batteuse de palplanches [The Piling Rig], 1979.Installation, dvd, 00:59:57.

>Marie-Jo Lafontaine, History is against forgiveness, 1992-1996.Installation, wood, glass, photo, oil, 160 x 391 x 6 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: A NON-U-MENTAL HISTORY OF M HKA – Part 3: Classical Rewind. 22 January 2022 - 23 April 2022.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Diest. 27 November 2014 - 21 December 2014.


> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.



> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Stichting Gordon Matta-Clark.

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> Ensemble: Truth Projected.