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.

Nicholas Heracles, 2012

Sculpture, 38.5 × 20 × 19 cm.

Collection: Collectie M HKA, Antwerpen - Donated by Friends of M HKA, 2012 (Inv. no. S0472).

In her oeuvre Nadia Naveau seamlessly unites forms and iconographies from previous periods with those of contemporary society. Anything can become a source of inspiration for her. Every image has its own story. Her material, the use of colour and the formal language is impressively expressive. She does not recognise any boundaries between figuration and abstraction, the baroque and the restrained, the contemporary and the classical, and she mixes all these categories in her works.

Nicholas Heracles shows the carefully finished face of the painter Nick Andrew’s, Naveau’s friend and soul mate, in both contrast and concert with the unfinished style of the rest of the piece, where the colourful and the sober go hand in hand. Heracles (or Hercules) is a figure from Greek mythology, famous for the Twelve Labours he fulfilled at the request of King Eurystheus. Heracles was a true hero, who could accomplish great deeds through a combination of physical power and intelligence. In antiquity he was often depicted as a monumental figure in action, for instance killing a snake or a lion. In this work Naveau refers to the form of the classical portrait bust, but she gives it a contemporary interpretation. Her images never consist of just one form; they are always composed of different forms and/or materials. This is a good example of her many-faceted, polyphonous art.

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> Nadia Naveau.

Nadia Naveau studies sculpture at the Koninklijke Academie and trains at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts,

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: Visite Herentals - Reflections 2. Kasteel Le Paige, Herentals, 04 March 2017 - 26 March 2017.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna. Stad Geel, Geel, 15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.

> Exhibition: ENCLOSED. Teseum, Tongeren, 21 May 2021 - 03 October 2021.

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> Ensemble: Retrospection and Prospection.

> Ensemble: Middle Gate.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Nadia Naveau.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: WAANZIN | MADNESS.