M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte 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.

Said Atabekov

┬░ 1965

Born in Bes Terek (KZ), lives in Shymkent (KZ).

Said Atabekov is an artist from Shymkent in the south of Kazakhstan, a region that has preserved its Asian heritage to a greater extent than the country’s northern regions have. After his studies, Atabekov became a member of the Red Tractor group, the first artists’ collective set up in the area after the Perestroika. Through performances, videos and installations, the group questions the archetypes of Central Asian culture: myth, religion, pantheist rites, nature and shamanism. Atabekov alternately employs video and photography to communicate the post-modern paradox, where the symbols of globalization insert themselves into locations that are extremely isolated and still firmly anchored in local tradition. Key elements of the artist’s work include national identity and character, the conflict between man and nature, and the conflict between tradition and innovation.


>Said Atabekov, Southern Cross, 2009.Photography, c-print on di-bond, 21 x (50 x 50 cm).

>Said Atabekov, Battle for the Square 2, 2009.Video, 00:05:33.

>Said Atabekov, Constellation of Chingizkhan, 2009.Photography, c-print on di-bond, 21 x (50 x 50 cm).

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: LATT: Europe at Large #1 Dmitry Prigov & Said Atabekov. 11 September 2009 - 08 November 2009.

> Ensemble: CENTRAL ASIA.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.

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> Ensemble: Northern Barbarians.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.