M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte 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.

Peng Yu

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┬░ 1974

Born in Heilongjiang Province (), lives in Beijing ().

Chinese artist Peng Yu is a performance and video artist. Her inspiration is life in the city of Beijing, where she lives and works. Recurring themes in her work are human relationships, the cycle of life and death and the big city life. She regularly works in collaboration with her partner Sun Yuan. Together they are known for provocative and controversial works that explore and broaden the ethical limitations of art, regularly making use of materials originating from human corpses. Peng is part of a group of emerging artists who first received substantial institutional recognition through their participation in “All Under Heaven”, held at MuHKA in 2004. For this survey show of contemporary Chinese art, Peng (in collaboration with Sun) realized a tube-shaped sculptural object made up of ashes and glue – the ashes, in fact, of no less than eight hundred dead compatriots, the bodies or remains of which were never claimed by any surviving relatives. Peng herself has referred to or described these works as “post-sensationalist” in nature. Her activities as a performance artist are similarly characterized by a strong radicalism, which she documents through photography and video installations.



>Peng Yu, Exile, 2000.Video, betacam sp, 03:12:13.

Peng  yu handstanding  2002 still

>Peng Yu, I'm Handstanding, 2002.Video, videotape betacam sp.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

Enclosed mhkacampagnebeeld

> Exhibition: ENCLOSED. 21 May 2021 - 03 October 2021.

Menlibayeva  almagul  steppen police  2010  photo the artist

> Exhibition: The Collection. 28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.

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> Ensemble: Action in the Extreme.


> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Permanent Collection / Fluxus.