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.

Untitled (to the real Dan Hill) 1b, 1978

Sculpture, 244 x 12 x 22 cm.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK5966_M113).

Ed. 3/5

Dan Flavin ranks, along with Carl Andre and Donald Judd, as an undisputed master of American minimalism. Untitled consists of standard neon lights that are used as ready-mades. Flavin always employs finished industrial products to compose his sculptures or installations. Usually involved are fluorescent tubes that he assembles in varying ways. The fluorescent lamps do not undergo any sort of special handling or embellishment, they are mounted as they are and no component is hidden from view. This directness of presentation of materials is an important trait of Flavin’s art, namely reducing a sculpture to its essence. Untitled is a very spatial, contextual piece, and helps influence the environment it finds itself in. As a rule, Flavin’s work is mounted against a wall or is attached to it, so there is no question of a pedestal or frame. The impact on the surrounding space is major; the light throws shadows on the walls, blurring some of them while mixing with the room’s ambient light. When one gets used to the light the object then reveals itself in all its simplicity, and Flavin achieves this effect by the work’s subtle and precise positioning within the space.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Bornem - Gedeelde Ruimte. CC Ter Dilft, Bornem, 03 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: DE INTERNATIONALE - Museum of Affects. Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, 26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012.

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

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Diest. M HKA & Stad Diest, Diest, 27 November 2014 - 21 December 2014.

> Exhibition: Museumnacht: Topstukken in de nacht . M HKA , Antwerp, 01 August 2015.

> Exhibition: The Collection. M HKA, Antwerpen, 28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Statements and Corner Pieces.