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.

Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1962


Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0210).

The books of Ed Ruscha (as you can read in interviews with Jef Wall or Ian Wallace) mark a seizure in history of artist publications. Ed Rusha (as in the work ‘Sunset Boulevard’)is using the possibilities of serialization as a way to be attentive and to distill meaning form reality. When we look at the ‘Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1962’, we notice that one gasoline station is banal; a series of gasoline-stations becomes magic. These publications are (close to his paintings) an attentive eye to enrich with understanding and going beyond the banal but still being related to it.

Add to your list


>26 Gasoline Stations, 1962

>Various Small Fires, 1964

>Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1965

>Ed Ruscha, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1966

>Thirtyfour Parking Lots, 1967

>Royal Road Test, 1967

>Nine Swimming Pools an a Broken Glass, 1968

>Crackers, 1969

>Real Estate Opportunities, 1970

>Records, 1971

>Colored People, 1972

>Hard Light, 1978

>Ed Ruscha Books, installation view @M HKA

>Ed Ruscha, Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1962


> Ed Ruscha.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: A NON-U-MENTAL HISTORY OF M HKA – Part 1: Foundation Gordon Matta-Clark. M HKA, Antwerp, 02 May 2021 - 29 August 2021.

> Ensemble: Stichting Gordon Matta-Clark.

Related Items

>Ed Ruscha, Publications, 1962-1978.Artist Novel, books, Variable dimensions.