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.

Projet de toilettes pour le Musée de Mönchengladbach, 1969

Installation, variable dimensions .

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp.

Originally, Robert Filliou designed his Projet de toilettes for a museum in Mönchengladbach. However, because it became realised there, in 1979 the artist donated it to the Gordon Matta-Clark Foundation in Antwerp, and as such it came to be part of the collection that served as basis for the M HKA’s birth. His Projet de toilettes thus became one of the first works to be realised at M HKA. It consists of three doors that lead to three toilet stalls. The artist invites the visitor to choose a door – marked men, women or artists – and to go inside. Filliou saw an artist in everyone, and each toilet (including the “artist’s toilet”) was free for all to use. With some humor and irony, Filliou wanted to counter the myth of artist as exalted creator of beauty. With something as banal and everyday as a project for toilets, the artist lifts the barrier between art and life. Here, he literally fashions art for everyone.

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> Robert Filliou.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.

> Exhibition: Robert Filliou – The Secret of Permanent Creation. M HKA, Antwerpen, 13 October 2016 - 22 January 2017.

> Ensemble: M HKA On Site.

> Ensemble: humor & tragedie [humour & tragedy].

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> Ensemble: Robert Filliou @M HKA.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Constant Creation.

> Ensemble: Permanent Collection / Fluxus.

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> Ensemble: Kunst in dialoog met het gebouw.

Related Items

>Robert Filliou, Project for Toilets in the New Mönchengladbach Stadtmuseum.Drawing, pencil and felt pen on canvas, 142 × 159 cm.