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.

J. Beuys en M. Broodthaers, 1986

Poster, 40 x 415 cm.

Image: © M HKA, Collectie M HKA, Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK005406).

This work consists of a series of ten monochromes in wooden frames. Since 1980 Van Snick has been systematically using primary (red, yellow and blue) and secondary colours (orange, green and violet) together with the non-colours black and white and the metallic colours gold and silver. At the two ends of this series he added black and white photos of Joseph Beuys and Marcel Broodthaers as points of notice. They are facing each other. Van Snick literally places his work between these two artists.

Beuys and Broodthaers are generally regarded to be two of the leading artists of the second half of the twentieth century. They are also seen as poles in the history of contemporary art. They died exactly ten years apart (Broodthaers in 1976 and Beuys in 1986), an element that  fits well into Philippe Van Snick’s rational thinking. Since the seventies he has been fascinated by what he calls the ‘ten elements’, which consist of ten main colours and the ten numerical figures (0 to 9). The portraits of Beuys and Broodthaers are a variation on the theme of day and night which, together with the colours and the ten elements form a constant principle in the artist’s oeuvre.

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> Philippe Van Snick.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: From Broodthaers to Braeckman – Photography in the Visual Arts in Belgium. M HKA, Antwerpen, 06 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Exhibition: The collection XVI – Attributen en Substantie. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 August 2006 - 12 November 2006.

> Exhibition: The collection XXVI – The Artefactum years. Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), Antwerp, 10 September 2010 - 20 February 2011.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Philippe Van Snick.