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: Worth Fighting For

Oskar Jager Strasse 97-99, Keulen

14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022


Worth Fighting For        

The Ukrainian fight is about the survival of a nation and its right to exist – politically, militarily, economically, and culturally. When the Russian invasion started, Western Europe responded with an amazing wave of support for its neighbouring country, justly considering it part of the European community, yet to this day, Ukraine as a culture remains barely known to many European citizens.

After the invasion had been launched, the PinchukArtCentre, the leading Ukrainian contemporary Art museum, teamed up with the Antwerp contemporary art museum M HKA to address not only immediate urgencies but also strategic challenges.

This war is not the end, not even a means to an end. The resistance and assistance are propelled by what may come after. On the most basic level, this implies that Ukraine and Western Europe get more acquainted, and in a second step, that their capacities start to enhance one another. Finally, it may also be about a joint understanding, joint imagination, and values.  The horizon – just as the war and the aid – is therefore essentially a cultural one.  

Art may offer a vital space of reflection for this, for Europe to better understand the vital and vibrant Ukrainian art scene as part of an international ecology, but also for Ukraine to keep seeing itself as part of a wider world. When re-opening the PinchukArtCentre in June this year, the partnership came to address a country at war;  much more than a war zone, also a place where life and culture continue. This was the prime challenge. The outcome was an exhibition presenting a dialogue between an international selection of the M HKA collection, chosen because of their empowering and emancipatory capacity, a collection of recent works from Ukrainian artists, mostly produced in times of war. The project included the Russian War Crimes exhibition, as an unavoidable reference.   

This exhibition now finds a second iteration in Cologne. And this is how it has to be; sharing thinking in a shared space. For Cologne, the dialogues have been reedited in seven spaces. They start with the landscape of war, immediately followed up by the space of world making,  notions of landscape and everyday life, the double helix of the collective and individualism. And they conclude by weighing up the catastrophe of the Russian war crimes images against the potential of relevance of art.

Bart De Baere and Björn Geldhof

Open everyday from 10.00 untill 18.00

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> Jan Cox, Oh! Those Voices, Boston, 1972. Painting, acrylic on canvas, 127 x 159 cm.

> Jan Cox, Plaats voor nieuwe, 1975. Painting, acrylic on canvas , 270 x 126 cm.

> Jan Cox, Monostatos, 1976. Drawing, pencil, gouache, ink on paper, 300 x 270 mm.

> Jan Fabre, Ik, aan het dromen [Me, Dreaming], 1978. Sculpture, mannequin, plaster, clothes, smoked meat, table, chair, microscope, nails, thumbnails, table; 70x 50 x 80 cm, chair; 140 x 50 x 40 cm; figure; 160 x 50 x 100 cm, microscope; 20 x 10 x 10 cm.

> ORLAN, Statue de la liberté – pose finale de la performance du mesuRAGE Remake des oeuvres exposées à l’ICC en 1980, 1980-2012. Print.

> ORLAN, L’étalon ORLAN-CORPS, remake de l’oeuvre exposée à l’ICC en 1980, 1980-2012. Object.

> Luc Tuymans, La Correspondance [The Correspondence], 1985. Painting, oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm.

> Barbara Kruger, We Are Not What We Seem, 1988. Collage, screen print, vinyl, chassis, 276 x 243 cm.

> Андрій Сагайдаковський / Andriy Sagaydakovskyi , ...чоловік сильно устав і хоче сильно спати/ A Man Is Weary And Wants To Sleep, 1990. Painting, oil on canvas.

> Marlene Dumas, Sacrifice, 1993. Painting, oil, canvas, 70 x 90 cm.

> Mark Lewis, The Pitch, 1996. Video, 00:05:00.

> Оксана Чепелик / Oksana Chepelyk, Улюблені іграшки лідерів / Leaders’ Favorite Toys, 1998-2003. Video, 00:15:44.

> Kerry James Marshall, Untitled, 1999. Print, colored woodcut on paper, a.p. - out of 4 editions, 220 x 1545,6 cm (12 parts, each 250 x 128,3 cm).

> Allan Sekula, Sugar Gang (Santos), 1999-2010. Photography, chromogenic prints mounted on alu-dibond and framed, 6 x (77.5 x 77.5 x 2 cm).

> Wilhelm Sasnal, My Father's Room, 2000. Film, oil, canvas, 62.3 x 79.3 cm.

> Wilhelm Sasnal, My Father's Room, 2000. Film, oil, canvas, 62.3 x 79.3 cm.

> Berlinde De Bruyckere, In Flanders Fields, 2000. Installation, horse skin, polyester, metal, plastic, blankets, variable dimensions.

> Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Tremor, Rumour, Hoover , 2001. Installation, sequins mounted on plastic plates , 270 x 445 cm .

> Wilhelm Sasnal, Untitled (Gwangju-set), 2002. Drawing, paper, ink.

> Wilhelm Sasnal, Sea Mines II, 2002. Painting, oil, canvas, 32.2 x 30 cm.

> Francis Alÿs, When Faith Moves Mountains, Lima, Peru, April 11, 2002, 2002. Installation, mixed media, variable dimensions.

> Hiwa K, Moon Calendar Iraq, 2007. Video, 12 min.

> Sheela Gowda, Down Under, 2009. Sculpture, textile, 184 x 125 x 8 cm.

> Almagul Menlibayeva, The Observer, 2010. Photography, cibachrome, 96.5 x 127 x 5.5 cm.

> Almagul Menlibayeva, Forever Umai, 2010. Photography, cibachrome, 96.5 x 127 x 5.5 cm.

> Almagul Menlibayeva, Tengri Boy, 2010. Photography, cibachrome, 96.5 x 127 x 5.5 cm.

> ORLAN, Robe du MesuRAGE du M HKA, 2012. Object, cotton.

> Nástio Mosquito, Fuck Africa, 2015. Video, 00:03:08.

> Jan De Lauré, Untitled, 2015. Painting, oil on paper, 156.1 x 106 cm.

> Babi Badalov, I am Euromental, 2015. Installation, 27 sheets, ink on cotton, variable dimensions.

> Otobong Nkanga, Infinite Yield, 2015. Mixed Media, textile.

> Oksana Shachko / Оксана Шачко, Untitled (Crucified Virgin from Iconoclast series) / Без назви (Розіп’ята Діва з серії «Іконоборство»), 2016. Painting, tempera, egg yolk, gold leaf, wood, 33 x 24 cm.

> Oksana Shachko / Оксана Шачко, Untitled (Crucified Jesus with the Erection from Iconoclast series) / Без назви (Розіп’ятий Ісус з ерекцією з серії «Іконоборство»), 2016. Painting, tempera, egg yolk, gold leaf, wood, 33 x 23.5 cm.

> Adrien Tirtiaux, Europe Without Borders, 2018-2019. Installation, blue pigments, acrylic binder, brass, 240 x 240 cm / 80 x 80 x 80 cm.

> Даніїл Ревковський та Андрій Рачинський / Daniil Revkovskiy and Andriy Rachinskiy, Clanking, dispute, hammering and gurgling, 2020. Video, 9’27”.

> Oleksandr Burlaka / Олександр Бурлака, Окреслення великого дикого поля / The Big Wild Field Draft, 2020-2022. Video, 00:04:14.

> Nikolay Karabinovych, Even Further, 2020. Video, videoinstallatie, video (kleur en geluid) en metalen muziekdoos, 00:06:22.

> Влада Ралко / Vlada Ralko, проєкт «Експонати»/ the Exhibits, 2021. Painting.

> Sergey Bratkov / Сергій Братков, Lost, 2022. Print, digital print, acrylic, synthetic fabric, 214 x 144 cm.

> Lesia Khomenko / Леся Хоменко, Max in the army [series], 2022. Painting, acrylic on canvas , 400 х 200 cm.

> Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimei / Ярема Малащук та Роман Хімей, The Wanderer / Мандрівник, 2022. Video, 5 led screens, 4 min loop, no sound, 2022 ; hd video, 9 min, sound, 2022 , 8’52”.

> Олексій Сай / Oleksiy Say, НОВИНИ / NEWS, 2022. Painting, rubber paint on paper,framed, glass, a3 size (135 pieces).

> Євген Самборський / Jevgeny Samborskyi, Люди / Human, 2022. Drawing, watercolor on paper.

> Lesia Khomenko / Леся Хоменко, to remove/to add, 2022. Painting, acrylic on canvas , 200 х 169 cm.

> Nikita Kadan / Нікіта Кадан, Тінь на землі / The Shadow On The Ground, 2022. Drawing, charcoal on paper.

> Kinder Album, Бомбосховище / The Bomb Shelter, 2022. Drawing, aquarel on paper.

> Unknown, Chiropractor's Life-Size Model of a Human Vertebrae (The Dockers' Museum, object nr. 41). Object, plastic, 82.5 x 32.5 x 25 cm.