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.

Wat zegt U het ICC? [What does ICC Mean to You?], 1980

Video, 00:20:00.


Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0333).

Video is the perfect symbol of what for some time have been called the ‘new media’, signalling the start of an opening up of the hierarchical structure of the ‘old media’ which was to lead to the present ‘e-culture’. The first system, called ‘Phonovision’, goes back to the 1920s. The first TV pictures were stored on ordinary gramophone records. In Belgium, the ICC was one of the first places where video art was shown. The ICC was an international avant-garde arts centre set up by the then new Flemish Community in 1970. This is the institution from which the M HKA emerged. In addition, in 1974 Flor Bex set up the first Belgian video studio for artists, called ‘Continental Video’. A cinema was opened in an old bus, and this ‘mobile museum for modern media’ was able to take the new art out to the people.

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> Daniël Dewaele.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: M HKA in het Paleis op de Meir. Paleis op de Meir, Antwerp, .

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: 24,800 Square Metres.