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.

Produktiestaat [Production State], 1988

Installation, variable dimensions.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK006022).

Philippe Van Snick’s work is characterised by its pared-down form, closely related to Minimalism and the repeated use of the same colours. This installation consists of two wooden cubes and 120 plaster boards. One of the cubes is painted black, the other light blue. With these colours Van Snick is referencing the contrast between night and day, a theme that forms a significant constant in his oeuvre. On each cube ten plaster boards are resting. The number ten is also a recurrent feature in Van Snicks’s work, as seen, for instance, in his ten standard colours. The other plaster boards are arranged to form a construction reminiscent of a domino game or a labyrinth. These plaster boards create a rhythmical, dynamic but somewhat chaotic whole, in contrast to the heavy, clumsy and regulated cubes. In his works Van Snick wants to demonstrate the anarchy that is everywhere, but also the possibilities to organise it. The bipolar, here expressed in the opposition between darkness and light, is an important feature in his whole oeuvre. The simplified visual language is also typical of him, although he never fully enters into the mainstream of Minimalism but allows for the unpredictability of his viewers’ response, which also gives his work a meaningful openness and vulnerability.

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>installation view of 'Produktiestaat' @M HKA


> Philippe Van Snick.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: The collection XIII – LUZ (intervention and composition by Carla Arocha) – Winter 2005-06. Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), Antwerpen, 25 November 2005 - 12 November 2006.

> Exhibition: THE GAP – Abstract Art from Belgium. A Selection. Curator: Luc Tuymans. M HKA , Antwerp, 30 January 2016 - 29 May 2016.

> Exhibition: The collection XIV – Spring 2006. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 February 2006 - 23 April 2006.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Production States.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Philippe Van Snick.