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: From Broodthaers to Braeckman – Photography in the Visual Arts in Belgium

M HKA, Antwerpen

06 October 2016 - 05 February 2017

Through representative examples From Broodthaers to Braeckman. Photography in the Visual Arts in Belgium shows how the medium of photography entered the field of visual arts in Belgium and how it evolved into an independent artistic medium between 1960 and 1990.

Its location between major artistic centres such as London, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Paris, and the presence of important collectors and visionary gallery owners, turn Belgium into an important meeting place for the international art world in the 1960s and 1970s. A rising  generation of Belgian artists comes into direct contact with international artistic trends like conceptual art, Fluxus and the Situationist International. Local artistic traditions too influenced their practice. Especially striking is the legacy of the Brussels surrealists, in particular the work of René Magritte and Paul Nougé. Moreover, the strong pictorial tradition of the Low Countries, and by extension Europe, turns out to have had a decisive influence on the work of the artists selected for this exhibition, which is characterised by a constant attention to their surrounding reality.

The exhibition opens with the photographic work of three pioneers of conceptual art in Belgium: Marcel Broodthaers, Jacques Charlier and Jef Geys. Subsequently, the breakthrough of photoconceptualism in Belgium can be seen in the work of Jacques Lennep, Jacques Louis Nyst, Jacques Lizène, Philippe Van Snick and Danny Matthys. Finally, the transition of photoconceptual work to the photographic tableau – the ever growing mixture of photography and painting – is shown by means of the work of Lili Dujourie, Jan Vercruysse, Ria Pacquée, Liliane Vertessen and Dirk Braeckman.

The exhibition From Broodthaers to Braeckman. Photography in the visual arts in Belgium is based on the doctoral research of Liesbeth Decan: Conceptual, Surrealist, Pictorial: Photo-based Art in Belgium (1960s-early 1990s), which appears as a book concurrently with the exhibition as part of the Lieven Gevaert Series (Leuven University Press). 

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>View of the exhibition Marcel Broodthaers

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>View of the exhibition Marcel Broodthaers, Jacques Charlier, Jef Geys

>View of the exhibition Jef Geys, Jacques Charlier

>View of the exhibition Jacques Lennep

>View of the exhibition Jacques Lizène

>View of the exhibition Lili Dujourie, Jan Vercruysse, Philippe Van Snick, Ria Pacquée

>View of the exhibition Ria Pacquée, Dirk Braeckman

> Marcel Broodthaers, Petite tour avec 31 yeux à 4 étages, 1966. Sculpture, silkscreened paper, plastic jars, plexiglas and steel nuts and bolts, 32.5 x 18 x 18 cm.

> Jacques Charlier, Zonder titel (Paysages professionnels), 1967. Book.

> Marcel Broodthaers, Portrait de Maria Gilissen avec Statif, 1967. Photography, gelatin silver emulsion on canvas and tripod, canvas 101.5 x 83.5 cm, statief 110 x 82 x 62 cm.

> Jef Geys, Zonder titel (Wielrenner), 1969. Photography.

> Jacques Charlier, Paysage artistique (editie 1/10), 1970. Photography.

> Jacques Charlier, Paysage artistique, 1970. Photography, 50 x 65 cm, 50 x 60 cm, 50 x 60 cm, 25 x 50 cm.

> Jacques Charlier, Paysages professionnels, 1970. Photography.

> Jacques Lizène, Contraindre le corps à s’inscrire dans le cadre, 1971. Photography, 7 dia.

> Jacques Lizène, Contraindre le corps à s’inscrire dans le cadre de la photo, 1971. Photography, 30 zwart-wit foto's, 76 x 89 cm.

> Jacques Lizène, Personnage photographié regardant le spectateur d'une photo. Personnage photographié essayant de se dérober au regard d'un spectateur d'une photo, 1971. Photography.

> Jacques Louis Nyst, Publicaties, 1973-1979. Book.

> Philippe Van Snick, Tennis, 1973. Photography, 4 zwart-wit foto's op glanzend barietpapier met lijntekening in alcoholstift, 18 x 24 cm (49 x 61 (framed)).

> Jacques Lizène, Documents rapportés d’un voyage au coeur de la civilization banlieue, 1973, 74 et 75, 1973-1975. Installation, mixed media, variable dimensions.

> Jacques Lizène, 144 tentatives de sourire... mais l'on sait le vécu quotidien de la plupart des individus, Accompagné de 881 tentatives de rire enregistrés sur cassette, tout d'une traite, 1974. Photography, 135 photographies nb, tirage argentique, marouflées sur carton, et cd audio, 9 x 73 x 61 cm .

> Philippe Van Snick, Richtingen, 1974. Photography, 4 zwart-wit foto's op glanzend barietpapier, 8 x 24 cm (58 x 42.5 cm (framed)).

> Jacques Charlier, Photographies de Vernissages, 1974-1975. Book, 12.6 x 17.8 cm.

> Jacques Charlier, Photographies de Vernissages, 1974-1975. Photography.

> Marcel Broodthaers, La Soupe de Daguerre, 1975. Photography, screenprint and 12 photographs, colour, on paper, 54 x 52.5 x 3 cm.

> Jacques Louis Nyst, La maison traversée par l'orage, 1975. Photography, zwart/wit foto, plastic folie, gouache op papier, 50 x 32.5 cm.

> Philippe Van Snick, Lavabo, 1975. Photography, 12 zwart-wit foto's op hoogglanzend barietpapier, 18 x 24 cm (30 x 323 cm (framed)).

> Danny Matthys, Brabantdam 59, Gent, Downstairs-Upstairs, 1975. Photography.

> Danny Matthys, +-0, 1976. Periodical, tijdschrift.

> Danny Matthys, 88 polaroidprints, installatie Meerseniersstraat, 1976. Photography, black-and-white photos, prints of polaroid negatives, 174.5 x 102.5 cm.

> Jacques Lennep, Le Musée de l'Homme: Ezio Bucci, Supporter, 1976-1979. Installation.

> Lili Dujourie, Untitled, 1977. Photography, 18 x 24 cm (x 6).

> Danny Matthys, 032303 + 6 Polaroid Black & White prints, 1977. Photography, black-and-white polaroids, paper, 57.5 x 38.5 cm.

> Liliane Vertessen, Blue Feathers, 1978. Collage, 81 x 61 cm.

> Lili Dujourie, Zonder titel (Blauw naakt), 1980. Mixed Media, diaprojectie.

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

> Jef Geys, Boekontwerp - Alle foto's genomen door Jef Geys tot 1984, 1983. Prototype.

> Liliane Vertessen, MM Lola, 1983. Mixed Media, photo, neon, 200 x 280 cm.

> Liliane Vertessen, Taboe, 1983. Mixed Media, 50 x 140 cm.

> Jan Vercruysse, Rosa, Rosa, Rosae, Rosae, Rosam, Rosa / Rota, 1983. Photography.

> Lili Dujourie, Rood naakt, 1983. Photography, 45 x 45 cm.

> Jef Geys, Drie mappen - Alle foto's genomen tot 1 januari 1986, 1986. Article.

> Philippe Van Snick, J. Beuys en M. Broodthaers, 1986. Poster, paper, watercolor, photocopies, 40 x 415 cm.

> Dirk Braeckman, Zelfportret nr. 36, 1990. Photography, gelatin silver print, 54 x 54 cm.

> Dirk Braeckman, Zelfportret nr.35, 1990. Photography, gelatin silver print, 54 x 54 cm.

> Ria Pacquée, Madame Looking for the Right Direction Without Seeing the Beauty of the City, 1991. Photography.

> Ria Pacquée, Have you accepted that whatever seems to be is not, and that that which seems not to be is?, 1991. Photography.

> Dirk Braeckman, E-101-92, 1992. Other, gelatin silver print, 50 x 50 cm.

> Ria Pacquée, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1992. Installation, colour photo, 490 x 690 cm.

> Dirk Braeckman, C.O.-I.S.L.-94, 1994. Photography, gelatin silver print, 80 x 120 cm.

> Jef Geys, Al de zwart-wit foto's tot 1998, 1998. Book, ink, paper, 30.5 cm x 25 cm, 500 p..

> Jef Geys, Al de zwart wit foto's tot 1998 [All Black and White Pictures until 1998], 1998. Photography, photo, 60 x 80 cm.

> Jacques Charlier, TOTAL'S. Periodical, paper.