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.

Untitled (Armadillo), 1991

Sculpture, 125 x 60 x 23 cm.

© image: Maria Thereza Alves

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK006913-001).

The head of a reptile-like mouse is attached with yellow tape to a construction. This small head, painted in bright red and with one Plexiglas ear, is an armadillo' - an endangered animal with an armor consisting of strong bony plates, covered by horny skin. The animal is found in South and Central America and in the south-central states of the United States. Amongst other things, he eats animal remains and some believe that it searches for human remains on cemeteries. A black and white photograph is attached to the sculpture, at breast height. The picture seems to 'speak the language' of a B-movie. There are two figures: a dominant man in a black suit keeps another one imprisoned: a man with naked torso, tied to a chair with ropes. Durham purposely makes a 'speech error': the dominant man does not threaten the other with a pistol, but with the small head of an armadillo.

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> Jimmie Durham.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection II – Winter 2002. M HKA, Antwerpen, 23 November 2002 - 09 February 2003.

> Exhibition: ENCLOSED. Teseum, Tongeren, 21 May 2021 - 03 October 2021.

> Exhibition: Unrest of Form. Imagining the Political Subject. Secession, Vienna, 11 May 2013 - 16 July 2013.

> Exhibition: Jimmie Durham – A Matter of Life and Death and Singing. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 May 2012 - 18 November 2012.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: Jimmie Durham 1980 - 1993.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Against Belief, Against Architecture.


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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Jimmie Durham.

> Ensemble: Animal Skulls and Other Figures.

> Ensemble: Jimmie Durham @M HKA.