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.

Koka Ramishvili


° 1956

Born in Tbilisi (GE), lives in Geneva (CH).

Koka (Akaki) Ramishvili (°1956) lives and works in Geneva. He is one of the many Georgian artists whose work has been strongly influenced by post-Soviet topics. His art has a political dimension, but it reflects on politics, rather than take a stance. Ramishvili uses various topics and media to react to the changes in values ​​he observes.

In the seventies, Ramishvili studies painting, but finds that he could no longer create ‘traditional’ artistic images in the long ‘transition period’ following the renewed independence of Georgia in 1991. Instead, he starts a continuous visual analysis of the new reality. For this reason he starts to make ‘documentary’ images (photos and videos) and sometimes appropriates images of other authors, which he places in new contexts. Another recurring theme in his work is the overlap of private and public space, and the influence of moments of general crisis.

In Ramishvili's work there is a continuous interaction between the various media he uses. The complexity of his work stems from an awareness of the specificity of each medium and the relationship with other forms of expressions. This awareness also leads him to greater accuracy in the different themes he intertwines.


>Artist talk by Viktor Misiano with Koka Ramishvili and Hamlet Hovsepian 25.03.2010

>To hear Koka Ramishvili talk about his work, click here.


>Koka Ramishvili, War from My Window, 1991-1992.Installation, b/w photo, 12 x (30 x 40 cm).

>Koka Ramishvili, Change, 2005.Video, dvd, 00:04:20 min.

>Koka Ramishvili, Coffee, 2009.Video, dvd, 00:01:20 min.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability. 08 October 2021 - 23 January 2022.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna. 15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Similarities and dissonants. 01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.

> Exhibition: LATT: Europe at Large #4 Koka Ramishvili & Hamlet Hovsepian. 26 March 2010 - 09 May 2010.

> Exhibition: Superdemocracy – The Senate of Things. 01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.

> Exhibition: The collection XXVII – East of 4°24'. 03 March 2011 - 21 August 2011.

> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.

> Exhibition: The Melancholy of Resistance. 06 November 2010 - 03 January 2011.

> Exhibition: Visite Roeselare – The Green Line. 05 May 2016 - 19 June 2016.

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> Ensemble: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability.

> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.

> Ensemble: GEWELD | VIOLENCE.

> Ensemble: Middle Gate.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: RES PUBLICA.


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> Ensemble: War from my Window.