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.

Exhibition: The collection XXXII – Personality Test + The Book Lovers

M HKA, Antwerpen

07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013

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2013 was the ‘year of the collection’. Two large exhibitions and an extensive book put the contents of the M HKA collection on the map and portrayed it as a ‘personality’ or ‘character’.

The M HKA collection comprises some 3,000 works by about 500 different artists from the 60s to today. The Antwerp International Cultural Centre (ICC), the M HKA’s predecessor, founded the Gordon Matta-Clark Foundation in the late 70s. Those works, together with the ICC archives, constitute the historical basis of the collection of the M HKA, which has continued to grow thanks to purchases, donations and long-term loans, mainly from the Flemish Community and the Vleeshal in Middelburg

There is no permanent presentation of the collection, but it will be constantly on display in various kinds of exhibitions. The two collection presentations in 2013 were intended as an ‘ideal’ of what had been collected over the 25 years the museum had existed: perfectly intriguing, perfectly diverse and perfectly located in Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium, Europe and the world.

Personality Test was a deliberately unsystematic beginning of the effort to create an image, a warming-up exercise for the major summer exhibition The character of a collection. The artists ranged from international stars to local legends.

During Collection XXXII, a remarkable sub-collection of the M HKA was presented, consisting of novels by contemporary artists. This involved The Book Lovers, a collection which was researched and compiled by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska.


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> Danny Matthys, Terras [Terrace], 1974. Photography, ink, paper, 6 x ( 51.5 x 41.7 cm ).

> Danny Matthys, Vertikalen, begrenzing van een weiland [Verticals, Limits of a Meadow], 1974. Photography, ink, paper, 24 x 84 cm.

> Daniël Dewaele, Tentoonstellen [To Exhibit], 1976. Photography, cardboard, photographs, 6 x (52 x 39 cm).

> Daniël Dewaele, 24.800 m² sculpture [24.800 m² Sculpture], 1976. Intervention, ink, paper, 18 x (29.5 x 21 cm).

> Vito Acconci, Tonight We Escape from New York, 1977. Collage, b/w photo, crayon, paper, plexi on black aluminium, 151 x 118 x 5 cm.

> Buky Schwartz, Circle, 1978. Installation, 18 x (40 x 50 cm).

> Buky Schwartz, Box #1, 1978. Collage, b/w photographs, hardboard, 14 x (50 x 14 cm).

> Danny Matthys, Helicopter, 1978. Photography, ink, paper.

> Dan Flavin, Untitled (to the real Dan Hill) 1b, 1978. Sculpture, neon, 244 x 12 x 22 cm.

> Leo Copers, Gouden strop en stoel [Golden Noose and Chair], 1979. Sculpture, rope, velvet, gilding, 40 x 89 x 206 cm.

> Bernd Lohaus, Raum (Nein, Nicht, Nur) [Space], 1979. Installation, brown tape, variable dimensions.

> Jochen Gerz, It Was a Warm Summer Night, 1980. Collage, wood, ink, paper, b/w photo, 76 x 42 cm.

> Philippe Van Snick, (0-9) Kleuren en Cijfercode [Colours and Numerical Code], 1983. Installation, pigment, multiplex, 10 x (100 x 120 cm).

> Danny Matthys, Venezia y Cultura [Venice and Culture], 1984-1988. Installation, photographs, neon light, 225 x 22.5 x 7 cm.

> Jef Geys, De gevallen verwittiging [The Fallen Warning], 1985. Installation, steel, pigment powder, 400 x 700 x 200 cm.

> Philippe Van Snick, 10 dagen - 10 nachten, 1985. Poster, vinyl, canvas, cardboard, 20 x (24 x 18 cm).

> Narcisse Tordoir, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1985. Painting, acryl, wood, gypsum, 40 x 40 x 12.5 cm.

> Pieter Laurens Mol, Specific Impulse, 1985. Photography, ink, paper, 93 x 83.5 cm.

> Bernd Lohaus, Installatie Paper Art, Dominikanerkerk, Maastricht [Installation Paper Art, Dominican Church, Maastricht], 1987. Installation, paper tape, variable dimensions.

> Marek Chlanda, Via Condotti, 1987. Sculpture, wood, cardboard, wax, plaster, 36 x 340 x 32 cm.

> Sigefride Bruna Hautman, Since I know, you cannot sit on a cloud, 1987. Sculpture, wood, plaster, leather, metal, 110 x 220 x 155 cm.

> Wolfgang Laib, Blütenstaub von Haselnuss (Hazel Pollen), 1987. Installation, pollen, 220 x 240 cm.

> Raoul De Keyser, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1988. Painting, oil on canvas, 6 x (21 x 32.5 cm).

> Philippe Van Snick, Produktiestaat [Production State], 1988. Installation, plaster board, wood cubes, variable dimensions.

> Daniel Buren, Cabane Eclatée: Une enveloppe peut en cacher une autre [‘Exploded Cabin: One Envelope Can Hide Another’], travail situé (réalisé au Musée Rath, Genève), 1989. Installation, wood, canvas, 266.5 x 370 x 370 cm.

> Martin Kippenberger, Neighbourhood's Nap (Tauben haben noch keinen Krieg verhindert), 1990. Installation, wood, plaster board, plastic, cassette player, 71.5 x 71.5 x 20 cm.

> Fred Bervoets, Nevada, 1991. Other, ink, paper, canvas, 300 x 1500 cm .

> Raoul De Keyser, Maaigem en Kabinet [Maaigem and Cabinet], 1991. Painting, oil paint, cardboard, gesso, 56 x 55 cm.

> Fred Bervoets, Hommage aan van Gogh, eenzaam café [Hommage to van Gogh: Lonely Café], 1991. Painting, acrylic, canvas, 320 x 203 cm.

> Fred Bervoets, Zelfportret in huiskamer [Self-Portrait in Living Room], 1991. Painting, acrylic, canvas, 194 x 205 cm.

> Bert De Beul, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1992. Painting, oil, canvas, 45 x 53 cm.

> Bert De Beul, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1993. Film, oil, canvas, 62 x 74 cm.

> Richard Artschwager, Platzmöbel [Place Furniture], 1993. Sculpture, wood, steel, acrylic, formica, 172 x 120.7 x 2.5 cm, 155 x 167 x 5 cm.

> Mark Manders, Fragment uit zelfportret als gebouw [Fragment from self-portrait as a building], 1994. Drawing, graphite, paper, 120 x 155 cm.

> Mark Manders, Fragment uit zelfportret als gebouw [Fragment from self-portrait as a building], 1994. Drawing, graphite, paper, 155 x 120 cm.

> Job Koelewijn, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1995. Multiple, stock cubes, water.

> Anne Daems, Zonder titel (Vrouw aan bushalte), 1996. Photography, kleurfoto op aluminium, 38 x 57 cm.

> Richard Venlet, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1996. Installation, acrylic paint, 414 x 5 cm.

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

> Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , My Grandfather's Shed, 1998. Installation, wood, 210 x 240 x 325 cm.

> Fransje Killaars, NON STOP (Amsterdam), 2000. Installation, nylon, metal.

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

> Michelangelo Pistoletto, Uffizi Porte, 2003. Installation, wood, metal, dvd, monitor, 250 x 1995 x 1351 cm.

> Konstantin Zvezdochotov, Nadezhda, 2003. Installation, oil, panel, silk, 160 x 500 cm.

> Joris Ghekiere, Zonder titel [Untitled], 2007. Painting, 116 x 146 x 3.5 cm.

> Nadia Naveau, Mr. Bunnykins Autumn Days, 2008-2012. Sculpture, ceramics, porcelain, 33.5 × 45 × 41 cm.

> Enrico David, Untitled (Personified Plugging Gridlock with aggregates), 2009. Installation, tapestry, sisal, 200 x 3600 cm.

> Nadia Naveau, Nicholas Heracles, 2012. Sculpture, ceramics, porcelain, canvas, mixed media, 38.5 × 20 × 19 cm.