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.

Uruguay - Montevideo - Architect unknown, 1991

Object, 40 x 35.5 x 27 cm.


Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK5929_d1).

On view here are four maquettes based on four larger structures made by Jef Geys. These four structures were made – as part of a series of eighteen pieces – for the Sao Paulo Art Biennial in 1991. The artist Jef Geys made them in collaboration with architect Guy Mertens. Like the titles suggests, they are structures of existing buildings in Europe and South America. Resized to human scale and rid of their interior, they are reduced to merely shapes. The artist showed the works at the Biennial and consequently sent maquettes of these to the headquarters of European and South American football organizations, to be placed in their respective trophy cabinets during the period of this art festival. There was a six-pointed star on each structure, a shape with a loaded content: one use of the six-pointed star was as an identification label for concentration-camp prisoners in WWII. Geys painted these stars in the national colors of the involved countries. According to Geys, sports stadiums are ever more frequently used as super-prisons. For this reason he brought together architecture, football and history in his Biennial project.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XX: Jubilee. Who's got the Big Picture?. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 29 June 2007 - 18 November 2007.

> Exhibition: The collection XV – Ergens/Somewhere. With interventions by Pierre Bismuth, Koenraad Dedobbeleer & Pieter Vermeersch. M HKA, Antwerpen, 16 June 2006 - 27 August 2006.

> Exhibition: Jef Geys – Villa Wintermans. Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Antwerp, 04 December 2009 - 17 January 2010.

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

Related Items

>Jef Geys, Czechoslovakia - House in Prague - 1985 - Bocân, 1991.Object, wood, plexi, 24 x 35 x 27 cm.

>Jef Geys, Deutschland - Haus Lempke Weissensee - Berlin - 1932 - L. Mies Van de Rohe, 1991.Object, wood, plexi, 14 x 35 x 27 cm.

>Jef Geys, België - Villa M. te Zedelgem - Loppem - 1989 - Stéphane Beel, 1991.Object, wood, plexi, 14 x 72 x 27 cm.