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.

Sven Augustijnen

©image: Pierre Stoop

° 1970

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

Sven Augustijnen makes videos and films where he takes a critical look at reality. A reality that we all experience as matter-of-fact but, in his work, comes over as complex and cloudy. In his early work, language and its use is a recurrent motif. He exposes the conventions and arbitrariness in our use of language. In his recent work he concentrates on portrait series. Sven Augustijnen unravels reality, with a focus on Brussels, home-base of the artist and setting for most of his films. He intentionally seeds confusion between formats like the docusoap, human-interest, pseudo-documentaries and home-movies. He plays with the conventions and frontiers of the documentary tradition on the one side, and the fictive possibilities of film on the other. The stories that Sven Augustijnen tells are entertaining. As a viewer we’re easily swept along. But the artist misleads us; we voyeuristically observe various events where fact and fiction are not easy to tell apart. As a viewer, we are taken to that strange ‘in-between’ that the artist creates for us.


>Sven Augustijnen, L'école des pickpockets [The School for Pickpockets], 2000.Video, dvd, 00:52:00.

>Sven Augustijnen, Imbéciles de tous les pays unissez-vous!, 2018.Other.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: MONOCULTURE | A Recent History. 25 September 2020 - 25 April 2021.

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> Ensemble: Action in the Extreme.

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> Ensemble: COLD WAR.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

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> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.