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.

Suchan Kinoshita

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° 1960

Lives in Brussels (BE), born in Tokyo (JP).

Suchan Kinoshita (°1960) is born in Tokyo into a Japanese-German family. In the early eighties she studies music in Cologne. Throughout the eighties Kinoshita also works for the Theater am Marienplatz in Krefeld, Germany, where she acts, directs and designs props. In the early nineties, after completing her studies at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, the Netherlands, she emerges as a visual artist. Several years ago she moved to Brussels after having lived in the Netherlands.

Kinoshita’s art incorporates – quite literally, because it usually concerns the body – elements from her background in experimental music and theatre, not  least the direct connection she establishes between work and audience. Her works of art unfold through time, as a dynamic process in which the personal relationship between the spectator and the work take shape. The here and now of the presentation is key. Static depictions and representations of ‘something else’ are only a distraction.  

Kinoshita's mixed background and her experience in multiple artistic disciplines are clearly visible in her work, in which she looks for boundaries, transgresses them, and ignores them. The experience of time and space is a common theme in her work. Important here are both the different conceptions of time and space in the two cultures in which she is rooted, as well as the different ways in which time and space are employed and depicted in the disciplines of theatre, music and visual art. She combines the process-based approach of theatre and music with the generally more static nature of visual art.


>Suchan Kinoshita, Staubstelle [Dusty Place], 1996.Installation, mixed media, variable dimensions.

>Suchan Kinoshita, Uitzicht [View of the Outside], 2002.Installation, carpet, chairs, variable dimensions.

>Suchan Kinoshita, Pijlen [Arrows], 2002.Video.

>Suchan Kinoshita, Eerste Huwelijk - Tweede Huwelijk [First Marriage, Second Marriage], 2002.Installation.

>Suchan Kinoshita, Zweiseitiges Liebesgedicht, 2014.Print, 29.8 x 21 cm .

>Suchan Kinoshita, Honingklok, 2017.Sculpture, glass, honey.

>Suchan Kinoshita, Klok, 2017.Object, glas, shampoo.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna. 15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Similarities and dissonants. 01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.

> Exhibition: Suchan Kinoshita [First marriage]. 14 December 2002 - 23 February 2003.

> Exhibition: Superdemocracy – The Senate of Things. 01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.

> Exhibition: The collection XXXII – Personality Test + The Book Lovers. 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

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> Exhibition: Visite Schoten. 15 October 2011 - 25 November 2011.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Suchan Kinoshita.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

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> Ensemble: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability.

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> Ensemble: First Marriage, Second Marriage.

> Ensemble: INVENTIO.

> Ensemble: Middle Gate.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: SBKM - Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg.