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.

Chaise découpée [Cut-Up Chair], 1964-2008

Sculpture, 83 x 40 x 35 cm.

image: © M HKA, Collection M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. M00144).

The chair takes on a special role in the oeuvre of Jacques Lizène, the self-proclaimed 'Minor Master of Liège'. Lizène likes to turn the (art) world upside-down. According to him, art and life are intertwined. In addition, it is not the form of the artwork, but rather the attitude of the artist that is important. Lizène’s work critically questions the place of the artist, art, and the art world.

Chairs are one of Lizène’s preferred mediums, because they are able to adopt numerous forms and functions. They are both bodies and frameworks: seated, resting, damaged entities, but also carriers, stretchers, frames and structures. This dual identity closely correlates with two elements from Lizène's work: genetics and death.

By cutting and reassembling two different chairs, Lizène creates a sculptural object. In these sculptures a link is clearly established with genetics, the bringing together of two structures to create a new shape. The chairs were once ordinary, everyday objects; by reformulating and fusing them, these hybrids become more than the sum of their parts.

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>Jacques Lizène, Chaise découpée, 1964-2008


> Jacques Lizène.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), Athens, 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Exhibition: Superdemocracy – The Senate of Things. de Senaat, Brussel, 01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.

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> Ensemble: The Unstable Self.

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> Ensemble: Minor Masters form Liège.

> Ensemble: INVENTIO.


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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Jacques Lizène.