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.

Thierry De Cordier

©image: ICC Archive

° 1954

Born in Oudenaarde (BE), lives in Ostend (BE), based in Moscow (RU), born in Moscow (RU).

Thierry De Cordier (b. 1954) creates depth in his paintings through the use of dark tones. Yet also as a sculptor, draughtsman, printmaker, writer and maker of installations his tone remains bleak. To counteract the hopelessness of existence, he creates references in his work to literary contexts – through ironic titles and handwritten captions – telling of a nostalgic desire for peace, simplicity and beauty. In his texts he reflects on his distrust in today's society and the inability to escape progress. Philosophically speaking, the essence of his oeuvre is deeply rooted in the earth, although it is in spirit somehow detached from it, lost as it were, in a romantic, literary cloud.

Text: Hans Willemse
Translations: Michael Meert











>Thierry De Cordier, Le Discours Alpin [The Alpine Discourse], 1987.Print, ink, paper, 42 x 25 cm.

>Thierry De Cordier, Hoofdbreker [Head-Breaker], 1988.Sculpture, wood, paint, 42 x 33 x 73 cm.

>Thierry De Cordier, Écrits, ou les petites pensées d'un philosophe auto-didacte [Writings, or the Small Thoughts of a Self-Taught Philosopher], 1991.Book, 25.5 x 14.5 cm.

>Thierry De Cordier, Mes Écrits De Cuisine, ou : qqs. écrits 'en philosophique' du dimanche et outres poéteries... [My Kitchen Writings, or Some 'Philosophical' Sunday Writings and Other Poeticals], 1995.Book, paper, ink .

>Thierry De Cordier, Chantoir, 1996.Sculpture, wood, varnish, lacquer, 130 x 80 x 200 cm.

>Thierry De Cordier, MER GROSSE, 2011.Painting, oil paint on paper mounted on panel, 163 x 150,5 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Sanguine/Bloedrood. Luc Tuymans on Baroque. 01 June 2018 - 16 September 2018.

> Exhibition: The Collection. 28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.

> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.

> Exhibition: The collection XXX – The Museum of Forgotten History, with intervention by Maarten Vanden Eynde. 29 June 2012 - 16 September 2012.

> Exhibition: The Eightees – A Decade of Extremes. 17 June 2016 - 18 September 2016.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens, Part II: Interpersonal Space / Beyond Knowledge. 01 July 2017 - 03 September 2017.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Exhibition: Visite - Kunstenparcours 'Touching Textiles'. 28 September 2013 - 13 October 2013.


> Ensemble: Audiodescriptie - De Collectie.

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> Ensemble: Beyond Knowledge.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.



> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Sunday Writings and Other Poeticals.