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.

René Heyvaert


1929 - 1984

Died in Scheldewindeke (BE), born in Ghent (BE).

René Heyvaert (1929-1984, Ghent, Belgium) studied architecture at the Ghent Saint Lucas Institute where his graduating project was a design for a museum. His architectural oeuvre is limited, but considered important in an international tradition in which American architecture was the standard.

His health played a role in his choice to pursue visual arts, but the defining factor was his reflective attitude. In 1972 he held his first exhibition. A wider appreciation only came after his death. In 'Initiative 86', Kasper König put him at the heart of his selection of Belgian art. Since then, Heyvaert has been a key figure of the country's postwar avant-garde.

His legacy is characterised by basic interventions with a geometric quality in materials like wood, cardboard, metal and everyday objects such as a spoons, shoes, a sweeping brush ... The confrontation between these two emphasises both the immanence of the material and men’s mental and mathematical intervention.

Heyvaert's work is understated and sober, but also subversive and disturbing. It can be described as a fundamental formalism, or even fundamentalism. Contrary to what you might think at first sight, Heyvaert's image objects (drawings, small sculptures, everyday objects) are all but sober and modest Kleinkunst. They answer a very concrete and personal need for meditation and are almost an attempt to dictate the viewer's reaction, as if they were statements that leave no room for skepticism.

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>René Heyvaert, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1974-1975.Drawing, paper, 42.1 x 33.1 cm.

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>René Heyvaert, Untitled, 1976.Drawing, paper, 35,7 x 29,9 cm.

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>René Heyvaert, Untitled, 1976.Drawing, paper, 35,7 x 29,9 cm.

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>René Heyvaert, Untitled, 1976.Drawing, paper, 35.7 x 29.9 cm.

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>René Heyvaert, Untitled, 1976.Drawing, paper, 35,7 x 29,9 cm.

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>René Heyvaert, Untitled, 1977-1978.Collage, paper, 34.6 x 24 cm.

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>René Heyvaert, Untitled, 1977-1978.Drawing, paper, 34.6 x 24.5 cm.

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>René Heyvaert, Untitled, 1978-1979.Drawing, paper, 35,7 x 26,9 cm.

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>René Heyvaert, Untitled, 1978-1979.Other, paper, 14.3 x 10.6 cm.


>René Heyvaert, Zonder titel (Broodkruis) [Untitled (Bread Cross)], 1981.Sculpture, bread, wood, 118 x 118 x 4 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles


> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: DE INTERNATIONALE - Museum of Affects. 26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012.

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> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Bornem - Gedeelde Ruimte. 03 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.

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> Exhibition: Narcisse Tordoir – The Pink Spy. 13 March 2014 - 25 May 2014.


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


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

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> Ensemble: De M HKA - Collectie [The M HKA Collection].

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> Ensemble: Het Transcendente [The Transcendental].


> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Weak Images.