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.

Oleg Kulik

° 1961

Born in Kyiv (UA), lives in Moscow (RU).

The work of Ukrainian artist Oleg Kulik may be said to revolve centrally around the topic of ‘transparency’: according to Kulik, art must be able to become one with central reality, submerge and dissolve in it, become an invisible part of it while all the while retaining the autonomy of all good art. Kulik originally started his career in the art world as a Moscow-based gallery curator, and was wholly instrumental in establishing that institution’s high-profile, controversial and scandal-prone reputation. In the nineties, he pretty much reinvented himself as a boundary-pushing performance artist, gaining world renown as a chained hairless dog prowling through the depressing, shell-shocked streets of mid-nineties Moscow (he would later repeat this signature performance in cities around the world). Since 2000, however, Kulik has been focusing mainly on the production of photographic and video works which are often shown in custom-made installation contexts; two such works were included in “Horizons of Reality” and “Angels of History,” two exhibitions organized at M HKA to foreground the vital Russian (and particularly Muscovite) art scene to which Kulik is so central.


>Oleg Kulik, Leo Tolstoy and Hens, 1997-2005.Installation, wooden showcase, wax sculpture, chickens.

>Oleg Kulik, Gobi Test. Summer (The Gobi Test, or the Unbearable Charm of Mongolia), 2004.Video, dvd, 00:31:00 min.

>Oleg Kulik, Gobi Test. Winter (The Gobi Test, or the Unbearable Charm of Mongolia), 2005.Video, dvd, 00:22:00 min.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Angels of History – Moscow Conceptualism and its Influence. 17 September 2005 - 27 November 2005.

> Exhibition: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability. 08 October 2021 - 23 January 2022.

> Exhibition: Horizons of Reality. 15 March 2003 - 01 June 2003.

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

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> Ensemble: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability.

> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.