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.

James Lee Byars, The World Question Center, 1969

Film, 01:02:06.

©VRT, 1969

Collection: Collection MACBA, Barcelona (Inv. no. 2883).

'The World Question Center' is a "performance" by James Lee Byars that was broadcasted live on Belgian television. Byars addressed a heterogeneous group of intellectuals, to each ask him a question about something they thought was significant. Among these people, were artists Marcel Broodthaers and John Cage, writer Simon Vinkenoog, doctor Robert Jungk and Knesset member Uri Avnery. The questions were discussed by Byars and a group of people in the studio, seated in a circle around him, all wearing an especially designed robe by the artist. The broadcast itself was directed by Belgian Jef Cornelis, who also filmed Byars during his activities at the Wide White Space Gallery. These images resulted in the documentary 'James Lee Byars: een Amerikaans kunstenaar', that was aired prior to the live broadcast of 'The World Question Center'.


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> Jef Cornelis.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XXIX – Spirits of Internationalism: 6 European Collections 1956-1986. M HKA, Antwerpen, 20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.

> Exhibition: The World Question Center . Belgische Radio Televisieomroep, Brussels, 28 November 1969.

> Exhibition: James Lee Byars: The Perfect Kiss. M HKA, Antwerpen, 05 October 2018 - 20 January 2019.

> Ensemble: Het Transcendente [The Transcendental].

> Ensemble: The Circle / The Sphere.

> Ensemble: Chapter 3: Question, 1969–1977, Brussels-Mönchengladbach-New York / Hoofdstuk 3: Vraag / Chapitre 3: Question.