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.

Fragment uit zelfportret als gebouw [Fragment from self-portrait as a building], 1993

Installation, variable dimensions.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK6983_M184).

One of the “rooms” from Mark Manders’ monumental total-work Self-portrait as a building is called Fragment from self-portrait as a building (1993) and was purchased by the M HKA in 1998. The work consists of a few human-like figures in gray, brown clay and a series of objects that are arranged on the ground in a precise composition, and where Manders gives free rein to his well-known obsession with the number 5. On instruction of the artist, here the M HKA itself can provide the architectural framework: the “room” is demarcated by an improvised wall of Ytong-blocks on the one side and a taut plastic sheet on the other. The ‘self-portrait as a building’ is an ongoing work-in-progress. When the things in the building are differently ordered or positioned, (our look at) the self-portrait of the identity of the artist is also changed. It is an investigation into identity, an identity with different sides, an identity that is evolving.

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> Mark Manders.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: The collection I – Fall 2002. M HKA, Antwerpen, 31 August 2002 - 10 November 2002.

> Exhibition: The collection II – Winter 2002. M HKA, Antwerpen, 23 November 2002 - 09 February 2003.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

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

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Self-Portrait as a House.

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>Mark Manders, Fragment uit zelfportret als gebouw (bundel van vergissingen) [Fragment from self-portrait as a building (bundle of mistakes)], 1994.Installation, mixed media, 102 x 21 x 28 cm.