M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte 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.

A Halo around the ICC , 1976


©image: ICC Archive

Collection: Collectie ICC Antwerpen.

Action by James Lee byars in front of the I.C.C. on the Meir, Antwerps' busiest shopping street. The proportional analogy between the width of the facade of the I.C.C. and the width of the street, inspired James Lee Byars for this action. Under the watchfull eye of Byars, I.C.C. director Flor Bex starts with the painting of a semicircle on the street in front of the building. The original plan was to give a performance at the exact centre of the halo, but Bex was caught red handed and arrested by a patrol of the Antwerp police. Byars, who had gone "missing" when the boys in blue arrived, eventually gave his performance, under the form of a reception in an unfinished halo.

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>The reception in front of the I.C.C..

>Note that I.C.C. director Flor Bex found on the windshield of his car, the morning he and Byars' wife BB were released by the Antwerp police. Note says: ' Flor, we took James home after we had a coffee. We hope to greet you as a free man tomorrow or one of the next years' signed Stan.

>James Lee Byars during the reception.

>James Lee Byars during the reception.


> James Lee Byars.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: A Halo around the ICC . I.C.C., Antwerp, 26 September 1976.

> Ensemble: The city of Antwerp.

> Ensemble: About the work of James Lee Byars.

> Ensemble: The Circle / The Sphere.

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> Ensemble: Fields of artistic production in the oeuvre of James Lee Byars.