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.

M (M1), 1992

Sculpture, 54 x 200 x 155 cm.

©image: M HKA, © SABAM Belgium 2018

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK006023).

We recognise a piano as a musical instrument, but the artist only shows the illusion that we make of it ourselves. The piano is not only unplayable; it is not even a piano. It is only there in a formal sense, as a psychic gestalt that confounds the viewer. The reflective blue surface that lies on top of the piano, subverting its piano-ness, reflects the surroundings of the museum and every curious gaze. Luc Tuymans points to the whitewashed purity of this silent composition, which is disturbed by the brutality of the blue glass. The piano is placed freestanding on the floor, between the vertical fire drawings of Tretiakoff and the stately Caravaggio.

Text: Hans Willemse
Translations: Michael Meert

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Artist

> Jan Vercruysse.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection III – Spring 2003, with interventions by Gert Robijns, Wilhelm Sasnal, Bojan Fajfric & Christophe Terlinden. M HKA, Antwerpen, 22 February 2003 - 18 May 2003.

> Exhibition: The collection XV – Ergens/Somewhere. With interventions by Pierre Bismuth, Koenraad Dedobbeleer & Pieter Vermeersch. M HKA, Antwerpen, 16 June 2006 - 27 August 2006.

> Exhibition: Sanguine/Bloedrood. Luc Tuymans on Baroque. M HKA, Antwerpen, 01 June 2018 - 16 September 2018.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: JAN VERCRUYSSE ENSEMBLE.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Non - Places.

> Ensemble: De positie van kunst en de kunstenaar [The position of art and the artist].

> Ensemble: Verlies en afwezigheid [Loss and Absence].

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Jan Vercruysse.