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.

Xitle and Spirit, 2007

Sculpture, variable dimensions.

image: © Maria Thereza Alves

Collection: Collection of César Cervantes, Mexico City.

In the year 82 AD, the volcano Xitle erupted in Mexico and destroyed a whole city called Cuicuilco (which translates to “place of singing and bright dancing”). Jimmie Durham brought a stone by truck to the street called Xitle. A machine was hired to lift it.

“Centimeter by centimeter, encouraging the machine like it was an over- loaded donkey, they edged the stone towards the dark Spirit. With the insouciant grace of experts they convinced their little machine towards heroism. The stone weighs about 8 tons. It rests well and safely on the Dodge Spirit.”[full text here]

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>Xitle and Spirit

>Xitle and Spirit

>Jimmie Durham with Xitle and Spirit


> Jimmie Durham.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Ensemble: Jimmie Durham 1994 - 2012.

> Ensemble: Stoning.

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>Jimmie Durham, Jimmie Durham - Amoxohtli, Libro de Carretera / A Road Book, 2011.Book, 20,9 cm x 15,8 cm.

>Jimmie Durham, Untitled (Apecar), 2004.Sculpture, stone, car, variable dimensions.

>Jimmie Durham, Stone Top (Nest), 2003.Installation, car, stone, variable dimensions.