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.

Jean Tinguely

©image: Lothar Wolleh

1925 - 1991

Died in Bern (Switzerland), born in Fribourg (Switzerland).

Jean Tinguely is pace-setter of the informal group of artists who commandeer the Hessenhuis in the spring of 1959. He is well apt for the role, contributing three reliefs that move fast and make much noise. The ‘concert’ that these produce was not a hit with the exhibition’s visitors. Tinguely had formerly made reliefs of geometric forms driven by electromotors inciting endless variations upon an abstract motif. At the end of the 1950s he goes further with his ‘Variation’ series, to which Papillon also belongs. It is much more brutal work. The clattering of staves with small white surfaces that, at high tempo, collide with other staves is clearly meant as a provocation. Tinguely is here already on the way towards his gigantic self-destructing installation Homage to New York from 1960.


>Jean Tinguely photographed by Lothar Wolleh, Milan, 1970



>Daniel Spoerri, Robert Breer, Pol Bury, Yves Klein, Heinz Mack, Bruno Munari, Dieter Roth, Jesús Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Vision in Motion / Motion in Vision, 1959.Book, 42pp. illustraties in zwart wit en kleur., 21 x 21 cm.

>Jean Tinguely, Le Papillon, 1959.Installation, curved steel plate, steel carrier, everything painted black; 2 tin white circles painted 2 on bar; electric motor 220v; timer, 65 x 65 x 50 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: LATT: new art in Antwerp 1958-1962 #3 creating totally new media. 24 May 2012 - 02 September 2012.

> Ensemble: Jef Verheyen - ARCHIVE.