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: Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens, Part II: Interpersonal Space / Beyond Knowledge

M HKA, Antwerp

01 July 2017 - 03 September 2017

©image / video stilll: Stefanos Tsivopoulos

Last year, M HKA was invited by EMST in Athens for the opening exhibition in the new museum building. Today, Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens forms the second part of this collaboration in which a number of dialogues between works from the two collections will be resumed. The urgency is to be found, not only at the level of the content, but also in a practice – the dialogic – which is symmetrical in its nature.

At first sight, Athens and Antwerp are extremes in today’s Europe. In any case, both cities have each in their own way contributed to Europe’s cultural fabric. The major lines of our social organisation stem from Athens, as well our idea of art. As for Antwerp, it is one of the key cities of the early modern era, a centre of research and thought, the city where Utopia was written and the first art market was created.

Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens is built from the bottom up. A work of an artist from Belgium and a Greek artist's work are linked. Starting from here, a subject arises. This theme will be further tested and enriched by adding a third work, 

creating thematic clusters – each time featuring three artists. The concept embodies the belief that art works can constantly raise new insights and thus encourage the dialogue that forms the social basis for our societal thinking.


#2 Interpersonal Space / Beyond Knowledge

Marina Abramović en / and / et Ulay, Bernd Lohaus, Stefanos Tsivopoulos

Nicos Baikas, Thierry De Cordier, Ivan Kožarić

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> Marina Abramović & Ulay, Anima Mundi (Bangkok), 1983. Photography, 2 x (180 x 120 cm).

> Bernd Lohaus, Während/DU/als Gegenüber/oder/zwischen dem/ICH, 1985. Sculpture, wood, chalk, 3 x (39 x 124 x 40 cm).

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

> Nicos Baikas, Untitled, 1988. Drawing, pencil, paper, 35 x 43 x 4 cm.

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

> Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Land, 2006. Installation, video, 00:08:00.

> Ivan Kožarić, I'm Feeling Like the Belly of a Lion That Has Eaten Too Much, 2011. Sculpture, metal, canvas, variable dimensions.