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.

Untitled, 1999

Print, 220 x 1545,6 cm (12 parts, each 250 x 128,3 cm).

©photo: M HKA

Collection: M HKA, Antwerp.

Kerry James Marshall responds radically to the quasi-absence of black people in art by developing a depiction of them. His monumental print Untitled, 1998-1999 offers a peaceful everyday life scene. In the center of the composition, there is a company of six people conversing in the living room. The group of people is conditional, it's unclear who they are and why they are together, and it seems like it doesn't matter: the image stretches far behind this scene showing walls cutaway of the block house they’re in. 

The piece itself is fragmented into twelve wooden panels and each part of the print could be perceived as a separate artwork. The viewer has an illusion of control over the print, sliding from left to right, from one part of the painting to another, and choosing what to look at. The painting has its own rhythm built by depicting spacial pauses which brings a cinematic dramaturgy of the one-shot filming. By giving so much attention to, from first sight, unnecessary details such as walls cutaway, the artist makes this artwork routine and even more about everyday domestic comfort. 

A peaceful scene from the everyday life depicted by Marshall is both calming and disquieting in understanding of its inaccessibility. Being incapable to reach lost stability of the peacetime, the only thing one can do is notice the manifestations of beauty in everyday existence, to stay human being able to see the glimmer of hope.

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> Kerry James Marshall.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Kerry James Marshall – Painting and Other Stuff. M HKA, Antwerpen, 03 October 2013 - 02 February 2014.

> Exhibition: Recent acquisitions. M HKA, Antwerp, 14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016.

> Exhibition: When Faith Moves Mountains. PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, 17 July 2022 - 09 October 2022.

> Exhibition: MONOCULTURE | A Recent History. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 September 2020 - 25 April 2021.

> Exhibition: Worth Fighting For. Oskar Jager Strasse 97-99, Keulen, 14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022.

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> Exhibition: This Is Us. Z33, Hasselt, 01 October 2023 - 18 February 2024.

> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2014 [Acquisitions 2014].

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Worth Fighting For.

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> Ensemble: The Primacy of the Everyday.