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.

Staubstelle [Dusty Place], 1996

Installation, variable dimensions.

©image: M HKA

Collection: De Vleeshal Collection, Middelburg (The Netherlands) (Inv. no. VH0200).

Suchan Kinoshita’s multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary background makes her well prepared for the hybrid art practice she has been developing for almost two decades. Staubstelle can be regarded as a laboratory where viewers can look at and experience things. It is, as always, about time and space. Space is made tangible through the arrangement of the exhibited objects, while time is made visible through, for instance, the use of screw terminals, which make quick mutations of form possible. Also the vacuum cleaner bags in the installation refer to the temporal: the dust inside is testimony of previous events and past states of being. The association with the belief, deeply held in our culture, that everything will turn into dust in end gives a more profound layer of meaning to Staubstelle. Other objects can also be seen as traces of incidents in the past. The ball of wool may previously have been a sweater. The emphasis that Kinoshita puts on the experience of time and space is to do with the fact that she grew up between two cultures and became aware of how differently different people relate to things we are tempted to regard as universal. In European culture space is mostly seen in relation to matter, whereas time is predominantly associated with the spiritual. Japanese culture sees neither body and soul nor space and time as opposed, but as complementary. Staubstelle allows us to see the materiality of time and the spirituality of space.

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> Suchan Kinoshita.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XXXII – Personality Test + The Book Lovers. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

> Exhibition: Suchan Kinoshita [First marriage]. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 14 December 2002 - 23 February 2003.

> Ensemble: SBKM - Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: First Marriage, Second Marriage.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Suchan Kinoshita.