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.

Happy Sad, 2023

Installation, 100 x 100 cm.

©Daan Gielis

Collection: Stad Antwerpen, in langdurige bruikleen in M HKA (Inv. no. SCA0067).

The work of Daan Gielis (b. 1988, Holsbeek — d. 2023) explores the emotional, communicative, and social systems that underpin the world we live in. He started from his own experience to record conflicting feelings that reinforce each other. His work reminds us that there are no easy solutions. For Happy Sad, Gielis references emoji signs, a recurring theme in his work. Emojis have become a fixture of our online conversations, symbolising the paradox in our social interaction: our attempt to share a highly personal story using a highly generic sign system. In Happy Sad, happiness and sadness coincide.

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> Daan Gielis.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The City Collection: IN/SIGHT. M HKA, Antwerp, 16 May 2024 - 06 January 2025.

> Ensemble: The City Collection / De Stadscollectie / La collection municipale.

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> Ensemble: 2024.