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.

Koraal [Coral], 1978

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©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK006158).

Koraal [Choral] shows, in a grainy black and white, the hands of the artist peeling an orange and elegantly and tenderly dividing it into segments. By zooming in on this ordinary action the images are given an almost ritual character. The title of the work alludes to this ritual element. Lili Dujourie links the choral, a protestant hymn, to the movement of the hands, which evokes a certain rhythm and creates a silence. The picking of this title is determined by the poetic quality of the word ‘choral’, by the associations and memories it evokes from the artist. There is no storyline, only a registration of minimal gestures. The passing of time, a crucial theme in Dujourie’s work, becomes palpable. The use of black and white defines the nature of the work. The image of the orange is immediately associated with colour, as a result of which the orange ‘filters through’ in the image. The emphasis is rather on the action, than on the form or colour. The peeling of the orange has a sensual character, but the orange is also eaten: according to the artist, Choral is about destroying things out of love.

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> Lili Dujourie.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Diest. M HKA & Stad Diest, Diest, 27 November 2014 - 21 December 2014.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Hommage à....

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Lili Dujourie.