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.

Poetical License, 1969

Mixed Media, 99 x 64 cm.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp - Donated by Jan De Vree.

Poetical Licence (1971) by Sarenco is an iconic work that reflects on the commitment of the poesia visiva in a very striking way: a picture of an Irish girl during the street riots in the early seventies in Ulster which is on the verge of throwing a large stone to British soldiers and officials. This image illustrates Sarenco's plea for a radical and engaging  poetry; a poetry with vigor and social relevance, as counterculture, geared to social emancipation. The poesia visiva will be fully developed in the seventies within Lotta Poetica, an international artists' magazine, published by Sarenco and the Belgian poet Paul De Vree. The visual poets are not without obligation, but activists who have to witness a global commitment. They us their creativity in a aggressive, ironic or satirical way, politically underpinned, against the tyranny and violence of any social system. The visual poems and writings of Sarenco often take the form of a propaganda pamphlet, a provocation, a burlesque, an incitement to (counter) action:  “L’unique effet que la non-violence obtient est celui de permettre aus riches de rever un monde encore meilleur de celui dont ils disposent”.

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> Sarenco.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), Athens, 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens, Part III. M HKA, Antwerp, 16 September 2017 - 12 November 2017.

> Ensemble: Poetical License.

> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2016 [Acquisitions 2016].

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.