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: Horizons of Reality

M HKA, Antwerpen

15 March 2003 - 01 June 2003

©image: M HKA

‘Horizons of reality’ as the title of an exhibition evokes visions of a splendid view of reality, of various perspectives of reality, of seemingly infinite possibilities which may yet become reality. On the other hand, it is also reminiscent of circumscribing reality: at all levels of reality and in any direction there is ultimately that boundary which was in fact already visible from the beginning. This duality is tangible in the works selected for this exhibition. After 'Paramount Basics', ‘Horizons of reality’ is the second exhibition in a series in which the M HKA focuses on a specific line of approach within a defined context. The museum no longer wishes to have traditional thematic exhibitions around a geographical theme or around a content theme. It does not want to dish up a conclusive story, but to offer the viewer an open field of works of art which enter into relationships in different ways, of possibilities to approach essential questions around art and society. The starting point for this exhibition was the question of the relationship between art and reality, within the context of the former Soviet Union. How do art and reality affect each other in modern society? Reality may be considered as a social construct, which is (also) shaped by art: art helps to shape the perception screens through which a society arrives at an image of reality. Therefore, the relationship between art and its context shows up in the first place in the shape the work of art assumes. What positions can art take as a constructor of reality? This question was present in a particularly pertinent way, almost as an impossibility, in contemporary art of the last decade in the former Soviet Union. For the Soviet system claimed the monopoly of shaping the image of reality, and art was a means of translation within this notion. Perestroika did not only result in eliminating the umbrella system, but also boundaries, social security and the general feeling of safety. Artists adapted within their own artistic scene again and started to differentiate as much as possible within this context. Now that the situation is gradually stabilising, the previous period can be reviewed and the questions can be re-examined.

‘Horizons of reality’ is a broad group exhibition with about twenty artists from the former Soviet Union: from well-known names with unknown work to (in these parts as yet) unknown talent, including: Victor Alimpiev & Sergey Vishnevsky, Victor Alimpiev & Marian Zhunin, Vladimir Arkhipov, Sergey Bratkov, Factory of Found Clothes: Glyuklya & Tsaplya, Lyudmila Gorlova, Dmitri Gutov, Irina Korina, Nina Kotel, Oleg Kulik, Vladimir Kupriyanov, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Andrei  Monastyrski, Anatoly Osmolovsky, George Pervov, Kerim Ragimov, Aleksandr Shaburov, Dmitry Vilensky, Yevgeny Yufit, Konstantin Zvezdochetov

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>Exhibition view

>Exhibition view

>Exhibition view

>Kerim Ragimov, Human Project: Portrait n°16, 2000

> Dmitry Gutov, Smash , 1992-2003. Installation, volleyball's net, ball, fishing-line.

> Kerim Ragimov, Human Project: Painting n°3 , 1994. Painting, oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cm.

> Kerim Ragimov, Human Project: Portrait n°6, 1995. Painting, oil on canvas, 66 x 140 cm.

> Andrei Monastyrski , The Circle of CA, 1996. Installation, paper, 8 mm film, 63 x (42 x 29,5 cm).

> Nina Kotel, The Sketches of the first Russian colonists on the Moon , 1998. Series, crayons on paper, variable dimensions.

> Alexander Shaburov, Name That Tune-2, 1998. Video, video-program.6 episodes, each 5 min.

> Kerim Ragimov, Human Project: Portrait n°13, 1998-1999. Painting, oil on canvas, 50 x 61 cm.

> Kerim Ragimov, Human Project: Portrait n°16, 1999. Painting, oil on canvas, 122 x 170 cm.

> Vladislav (Vlad) Mamyshev-Monroe , Lyubov Orlova, 2000. Series.

> Irina Korina, 29 transformations, 2000. Photography, series of 9 colour photos, variable dimensions.

> Lyudmila Gorlova, Happy End, 2000. Video, vhs, 20 min. colour, sound.

> Kerim Ragimov, Human Project: Portrait n°18, 2000. Painting, oil on canvas, 141 x 210 cm.

> Sergey Bratkov / Сергій Братков, Italian School, 2001. Video, vhs, dvd, 00:25:00.

> Sergey Bratkov / Сергій Братков, Italian School / Італійська школа, 2001. Photography, (x9).

> Victor Alimpiev & Marian Zhunin, Ode, 2001. Video, dvd, 00:34:30 min.

> Factory of Found Clothing (FFС), Triumph of Fragility, 2002. Video, 2 min 57 sec.

> Vladislav (Vlad) Mamyshev-Monroe , Portraits of the Politburo Members , 2002. Series, acrylic on posters.

> Yevgeny Yufit, Killed by Lightning, 2002. Film, 35mm film, 65 min.

> Vladimir Arkhipov, Fishery #1, 2003. Installation, installations, object, cd player.

> Werkelijkheidshorizonten/Horizons of reality, 2003. Book, ink, paper, 23.5 x 16.5 cm, 111 p., language : Dutch, English, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, ISBN : 90-72828-29-1.

> Anatoly Osmolovsky, Dusty Phrases / Пыльные фразы , 2003. Installation, dust.

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