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.

Goele De Bruyn


° 1963

Né à Brecht (Belgium).

Goele de Bruyn makes installations, paintings, drawings, textile works and collages. Using a minimum of points of recognition, her sculptures evoke a sense of familiarity. However, upon closer observation that initial moment of recognition becomes undermined. Anomalies in the sculptures cause viewers to doubt their first impressions. The fragments that we seem to recognize make it impossible to attach an unequivocal meaning to her works. Here, systems of signs and codes of everyday life backfire. Opposing signs combine to generate a sense of confusion.

Sculptures by de Bruyn are so 'normal' that, seen in another context, the viewer would not recognize them as 'art'. Furthermore, her choice and use of materials evoke an atmosphere of 'hobbyism', of handiwork. One may think that these works might be able to do something, that we could still 'use them'. The suggestion of a potential use creates a sense of tension: her works balance on the border between art and not-art.

De Bruyn's work is extremely varied as to form. This said, the effect provoked vis-à-vis the viewer is always similar. As a viewer, we are engaged with the sculpture while at the same time being pushed back to our position as outsider, as observer. The artist tests her audience: just how far can you attract the viewer to follow the tale the artist has to tell, without then having personal projections intrude? Meaning constantly shifts; it jumps, it pulls-up short. Our longing for meaning is encouraged only to then be thwarted. In this way, we enter into a field of tension between familiarization and understandability on the one hand, and distrust and open-interpretation on the other. What results? A world of new possibilities.


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>Goele De Bruyn, Zonder titel (regenjasjes) [Untitled (raincoats)], 1993.Installation, plastic trash bags.

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>Goele De Bruyn, Zonder titel (Sinterklaasraket), 1994.Installation, metal, glass, felt pen, acrylic paint, aluminium foil, 195 x 69 cm.

Tentoonstellingen & Ensembles

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> Tentoonstelling: EXTRA MUROS: Cultuurstraten 2009. 29 August 2009 - 12 September 2009.

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> Tentoonstelling: Kunstwerk van de maand 2014. 01 January 2014 - 31 December 2014.

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> Tentoonstelling: The collection XV – Ergens/Somewhere. With interventions by Pierre Bismuth, Koenraad Dedobbeleer & Pieter Vermeersch. 16 June 2006 - 27 August 2006.

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> Tentoonstelling: Visite. 03 April 2009 - 10 September 2009.


> Tentoonstelling: Visite - Kunstenparcours 'Touching Textiles'. 28 September 2013 - 13 October 2013.