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.

When Faith Moves Mountains, Lima, Peru, April 11, 2002, 2002

Installation, variable dimensions.

©video stilll: Francis Alÿs

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK007510).

The installation presents documentation of the participative performance When Faith Moves Mountains, in which Francis Alÿs invited eight hundred Peruvian volunteers to displace a mountain by 10 cm. The performance took place on the 11th of April 2002 as part of the Third Ibero-American Biennial of Lima. Even though the task itself sounds impossible, it did not demotivate the crowd involved. On the contrary, it motivated the volunteers to unite and try harder in the desire to contribute to a common goal.

With this absurd gesture, Alÿs’s work reflects on the topic of social unification in times of need, the willingness to build Utopia, and, above all, it conveys the concept of believing in one's strengths even when the aim may seem entirely out of reach. At times of political upheaval and war, faith and unity can make the impossible possible when the community chooses to unite, as it is presently being demonstrated in Ukraine.

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> Francis Alÿs.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: When Faith Moves Mountains. PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, 17 July 2022 - 09 October 2022.

> Exhibition: Worth Fighting For. Oskar Jager Strasse 97-99, Keulen, 14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022.

> Exhibition: Olga Chernysheva – Keeping Sight. M HKA, Antwerpen, 24 October 2014 - 18 January 2015.

> Exhibition: Museum E!: The residents' choice. WZC Immaculata, Edegem, 23 April 2017 - 22 October 2017.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Liminal Difference.

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> Ensemble: Faith and Conviction.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: Worth Fighting For.

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> Ensemble: The Power of The Collective .