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.

Ensemble: De positie van kunst en de kunstenaar [The position of art and the artist]

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The oeuvre of Jan Vercruysse can be reduced in principle to one central problem: what is the position of art in the world, and, in connection, what is the position of the artist? This question is a response to the cultural climate in which Vercruysse operated. He recognized that commerce in the art world led to superficial, speculative interpretations and hasty consumption of art. There was no space for depth and reflection. Vercruysse's austere, non-communicative art can be seen as an answer to this problem. His art is about the conditions of being a contemporary artist. Is meaningful art (still) possible?

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>Jan Vercruysse, La Feinte [The Sham], 1982.Photography, wood, iron, marbles, 220 x 180 x 130 cm.

>Jan Vercruysse, Kamer (III) [Chamber (III)], 1985.Installation, wood, mirror, neon lamp, 390 x 170 x 250 cm.

>Jan Vercruysse, Atopies (VIII), 1986.Installation, mahogany veneer on wood, steel, 396 x 380 x 30 cm.

>Jan Vercruysse, M (M1), 1992.Sculpture, wood, gypsum, blue glass, white pigment, 54 x 200 x 155 cm.

>Jan Vercruysse, Labyrinth & Pleasure Garden, 1994-2001.Print, ink, paper (rivoli), 12 x (66 x 49 cm).