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.

Jan J. Schoonhoven

1914 - 1994

Died in Delft (Netherlands), born in Delft (Netherlands).

Jan Schoonhoven (1914–1994, the Netherlands) started as a draughtsman, inspired by Paul Klee’s poetic expressionism. From the mid-1950s he embarked on the project that would become associated with his name: the monochrome reliefs. These are geometric figurations of non-hierarchical construction, usually colourless to focus all attention on the tones of light falling on the white angular grids. The rectilinear order is often disturbed by the Schoonhoven’s own handwriting. Striving for an impersonal and ‘objective’ art, he was a member of the Informal Group and a founder, with Armando, Jan Hendrikse and Henk Peeters, of the Group Nul in 1960.


>Jan J. Schoonhoven, R 61-4, 1961.Mixed Media, papier maché, paint, cardboard, 99 x 81 x 4 cm.

>Jan J. Schoonhoven, Groot Kwadrantenreliëf, 1964.Painting, latex paint, papier-maché, chipboard, 107,5 x 131,5 cm.

>Jan J. Schoonhoven, R 68-6, 1968.Mixed Media, latex paint, papier-maché, chipboard, 104.5 x 104.1 cm.

>Jan J. Schoonhoven, R 69-18, 1969.Mixed Media, latex paint, papier-maché, chipboard, 104 x 103.9 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: LATT: new art in Antwerp 1958-1962 #5 but vision itself. 07 December 2012 - 10 February 2013.

> Exhibition: The collection XXIX – Spirits of Internationalism: 6 European Collections 1956-1986. 20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.

> Ensemble: Het Concrete [The Concrete].