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.

Nach Diane Arbus, 2012

Other, 180 x 110 cm.

©image: BPS22, Charleroi

Collection: Collection Province de Hainaut / Dépôt BPS22, Charleroi.

Nach Diane Arbus is an oil on canvas dating to 2012. The raw and vaporous side of the figure is accentuated by the lack of details of the male body. On the pale body with yellow and green reflections, two breasts or pectorals, in matching tones, are hidden. The face takes on the appearance of a mask and the palest streaks of paint suggest hair. The artist deliberately painted a kind of half-man, half-woman being, a semi-monster, which one cannot identify without the genitals. Hereby, Cahn refuses the sexualisation of her characters. She has no intention of making a distinction between men and women. Nach Diane Arbus means ‘after Diane Arbus’. If we compare the works of the two artists, we find in Arbus a resolve to photograph strange and almost unreal people and make them sometimes inhuman. The influence of the photographer is most certainly found in the character painted by Cahn.

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> Exhibition: Superdemocracy – The Senate of Things. de Senaat, Brussel, 01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.