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.

John M. Armleder

° 1948

Born in Genève (CH).

John Armleder (b. 1948) is a Swiss painter, sculptor and performance artist who since the 1960s has been working on a particularly extensive and varied oeuvre that cannot be categorised in any particular style or movement. He covers the broad field of conceptual art, with varying attention to Fluxus, Constructivism, design and New Geometry (Neo-Geo). At the end of the sixties he is co-founder of the Ecart Gallery in Geneva, where, among others, Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol exhibit. Armleder has always been careful not to adhere to a specific style, and considers the person of the artist as subordinate to the oeuvre that he produces. As a conceptual artist, he focuses on formal capacity: he brings together canvases, sculptures and interior objects in a space that creates specific patterns and associations that can be completely different elsewhere or at different times. Through the inclusion of decorative art and objects from daily life, he aims to point out the lack of categorical difference between them and other artistic forms. In 2005 the bulky catalogue raisonné of his oeuvre is published with the telling title About nothing, a book with more than 600 depicted works without a subject or specific meaning. It typifies the seriousness as well as the humour of this artist.

Text: Hans Willemse
Translations: Michael Meert


>John M. Armleder, John M Armleder, 1987.Book, ink, paper, 28 x 21 cm, 72 p, language : French, publisher : Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, author : Jean-Paul Monery.

>John M. Armleder, La Locanda, 2007.Mixed Media, mixed media on canvas, 250.5 x 151.4 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Sanguine/Bloedrood. Luc Tuymans on Baroque. 01 June 2018 - 16 September 2018.

> Ensemble: Artist Books.

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> Ensemble: kunstenaarsboeken uit de jaren '80 [artists' books from the 80s].