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: Craigie Horsfield – Confluence and Consequence

M HKA, Antwerpen

08 October 2010 - 16 January 2011

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Craigie Horsfield (1949, Great Britain) is one of the leading artists in the field of social projects in contemporary art, opening significant conceptions in the thinking of community and the individual. He works across media in video, photography, sound, drawing, performance and installation, used as instruments in the radical rethinking of ‘relation’, ‘slow time’, the ‘present’, and ‘attention’. Relation in this work concerns the idea that being is generated ‘between’ individuals—simply that we bring each other into being—and that the taking place of ‘being’ is within each encounter, each meeting, each conversation. This is the sphere of relation as telling, and therefore of art.

Horsfield's work has taken on a significantly new dimension with his recent tapestries. Made in cooperation with Flanders Tapestries, these large-scale weavings have come to be an important part of the regeneration of tapestry in contemporary art and of a renaissance of Flemish Tapestry at large. Tracing the notion of ‘relation’ in their material structure, the tapestries, whose coloured threads are meaningless individually, but which together, in confluence, form an image, can be seen as a metaphor for a social world.

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> Craigie Horsfield, Wieliczka. May 1994 (The artist before his patron X 11/8), 1994. Photography, ink, paper, 71 x 88 cm.

> Craigie Horsfield, Plaça de Toros La Monumental, Gran via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona (Horses), 1996-2010. Photography, tapestry, 390 x 1170 cm.

> Craigie Horsfield, Plaça de Toros La Monumental, Gran via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona (Lions), 1996-2010. Textile, tapestry, 390 x 1170 cm.

> Craigie Horsfield, Above the Bay of Naples from Via Partenope, Naples, September 2008, 2008-2010. Photography, tapestry, 400 x 2600 cm.

> Craigie Horsfield, The Arciconfraternity of Santa Monica, Piazza Sant' Antonino, Sorrento. April 2010, 2010. Photography, dry print op archer papier, 95 x 135 cm.

> Craigie Horsfield, Craigie Horsfield - Schering en inslag/ Confluence and Consequence, 2010. Book, ink, paper, 28.6 x 21 cm, 247p., language : Dutch, English, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, ISBN : 9789055448326.