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.

A God Passing, 2007


Collection: Courtesy the artist.

A God Passing documents the transfer of the statue of Ramses to the new Egyptian Museum on the Giza Plateau. Masses of people filled the streets in 2007 and gazed with awe and respect at the colossal brightly lit statue as it was transported from the city in various segments. Almost four years later, the work was used during ‘Royal Academy Live’ to look back at the events that took place in Cairo in 2007. The primary question: “can the removal of Ramses be seen as the starting shot of the revolution in the Middle East?” One thing is certain: via Tretiakoff’s work we become witnesses to one of the first moments at which the people were able to sense their own power while the authorities stood by powerless. In the film, moreover, the entire spectacle ends in complete chaos.

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> David Gheron Tretiakoff.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Narcisse Tordoir – The Pink Spy. M HKA, Antwerpen, 13 March 2014 - 25 May 2014.

> Ensemble: Werk van jonge kunstenaars [Works by Young Artists].