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.

Francis Alÿs


° 1959

Né à Antwerp (BE), vit à Mexico City (MX).

Francis Alÿs is a native of Antwerp, but since the end of the 1980s Mexico City has been his home. The artist offers his vision on the world in ways that include figurative paintings, performances (mostly ‘strolls’), drawings and sculptures, photography and videos. Trained as an architect, he is particularly interested in cities and urban dwellers. With a sharp eye and a strong sense of humor, he carries out simple but striking actions that bring all sorts of situations under the spotlight. In these actions, critical discussions ensue regarding social issues and include the question of art’s place in society. The big city, often in Latin America, comprises the imposing backdrop for his work. Anonymously and without drawing attention to himself, he creates his work during long walks (he calls them paseos) through the city. His critical oeuvre is characterized by gestures, at once radical and transient, often with a slight surrealist tint. For example, in his performance *Magnetic Shoes* (1994) he spent several days walking around Havana with magnetic shoes, collecting metallic refuse along the way, and so bringing the city into focus. At the Venice Biënnale in 2001, he let loose five peacocks in the national pavilion, an ironic wink towards the visitors at the opening ceremony. Francis Alÿs makes socially engaged art that springs from a boyish naivety: perhaps art cannot save the world, but at least it can get us to start thinking.


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>Francis Alÿs, When Faith Moves Mountains, Lima, Peru, April 11, 2002, 2002.Installation, mixed media, variable dimensions.

Expositions & Ensembles

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> Exposition: El Hotel Eléctrico – Rooms available . 21 February 2014 - 11 May 2014.

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> Exposition: Museum E!: The residents' choice. 23 April 2017 - 22 October 2017.


> Exposition: Olga Chernysheva – Keeping Sight. 24 October 2014 - 18 January 2015.

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> Exposition: THE GAP – Abstract Art from Belgium. A Selection. Curator: Luc Tuymans. 30 January 2016 - 29 May 2016.

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> Exposition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

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> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

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> Ensemble: Faith and Conviction.


> Ensemble: Liminal Difference.


> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.