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.

L´Agrume, 2010

Book, 17 x 10.2 cm, 77 p, language: French (available in Spanish, Swedish and German), publisher: Editions Allia, Paris, ISBN: 2844850715.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/172).

Literary synopsis If *Mon Grand-Père* made some discreet ripples in the tub that is the French literary world, then Mrejen’s second novel *L´Agrume* got the bathroom floor considerably wet. In her own modest words, it is “the story of a girl who projects her desires on a guy who doesn’t really give a fuck”. Nothing new there, you might suggest, but this tale of a naive young woman being strung along struck a veritable chord with, among others, the very same trendy boho thirtysomethings that Mrejen is mocking, though never cruelly. Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice All her three novels, which were published in 2005 under one title, *Trois Quartiers*, are characterized as much by their terseness and Parisian setting as by their distinct literary style — short blocks of text, chronologically shuffled and fragmented in such a way that they could act as written mini-storyboards for one of Mrejen’s films. For example, the film *La Défaite du rouge-gorge* is not really an adaptation of *L'Agrume*, but in both works story and characters are the same. Mrejen wrote both the script and the novel simultaneously. [Novel website](http://valeriemrejen.com/folio/?portfolio=lagrume)

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ARTWORK BECOMES A NOVEL?. M HKA, Antwerp, 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

> Exhibition: THE BOOK LOVERS - A Project about Artist Novels. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, 25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.

> Exhibition: Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up Bookstore). De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, 28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.

> Exhibition: The Preparation of the Novel (Book Lovers 5.0). Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, 18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.