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.

Malign Fiesta, 1955

Book, 18 x 12 cm, 239 p, language : English, publisher : Calder and Boyars Ltd., London, Series : Jupiter Books, J-16.

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/281).

Literary synopsis

The third novel in Lewis' Human Age series takes us straight to Dante's Inferno. And, indeed, if we don't realise this, both Lewis and the denizens of Hell point this out to us. Indeed, Satan (or Sammael, as he prefers to be known) and his assistants make several references to Dante, pointing out that they have created a Lake of Blood (but with red paint, rather than real blood) as well as having tortures akin to those described in Dante, such as a Paolo and Francesca cell. However, this novel is not the English public school novel of the first two books but is full of quite brutal violence. The novel starts as Pullman and Sattersthwaite accompany the Bailiff on a journey at the speed of light from the Third City, where they had been in the previous book, to Matapolis, one of the cities of Hell. Lewis brings us a conclusion, with the inevitable battle between Heaven and Hell. Though this is the last book published by Lewis in this series, he had planned a fourth book, which would have been like Dante's Paradise. He left behind a first chapter and a brief outline of what happened, in which he states that Pullman clearly favours the divine.

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Novel's website

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Drama, Science-Fiction.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Afterlife, Death, Violence, War.

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> Wyndham Lewis.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The Preparation of the Novel (Book Lovers 5.0). Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, 18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.