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.

Real Pictures/Emmanuel, 1995

Installation, 127 x 29.2 x 22.8 cm.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK006939-001).

In the Real Pictures series, Jaar brought together a highly differentiated mass of photographic imagery related to the Rwandese genocide of 1994, which Jaar himself was (more or less directly) a witness to. These materials were collected in black archival boxes that were stacked on top of each other to resemble three black towers. The clinical minimalist aesthetic of Jaar’s ’sculptures’ contrasts grossly with their highly charged ethical content. The complete “Real Pictures” project consists of 550 color photographs of genocidal horror, none of it accessible to the audience’s ambivalent gaze – a cynical commentary upon the relative torpor of the global mass media in responding to the world’s bloodiest conflict since the end of the Second World War.

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> Alfredo Jaar.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.

> Exhibition: ENCLOSED. Teseum, Tongeren, 21 May 2021 - 03 October 2021.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: internationaal & wereldwijd [international & worldwide].

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Real Pictures.

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