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.

Ensemble: Eurasia

Siberia m image: © Yrjö Haila

"I have a project of trying to become Eurasian. I live on the continent of Eurasia and I am always trying to find the division between Europe and Asia." [full text here]

"It’s really strange that Eurasia is never considered a continent. Why is this the case? And why is Europe considered a continent, when in fact it is a political entity that has strangest and most fluctuating boundaries. Even now, especially now, no one agrees to where Europe might be, because it’s always only a political not a geographic entity. And the fact that Europe is known as a continent, and Eurasia, the continent, is not known as a continent, means that we are taught to think politically, never physically. I can be Eurasian just by living on this continent but I can never be European, because to be European you have to be born into one of these nation states that form its political history. To be European, you have to be French or Italian or German or English, but to be Eurasian you can be anything." [full text here]

Jimmie Durham's Eurasian Project Stage One was published in the form of a book which also served as a catalogue for the exhibitions La porte de l'Europe (Les bourgeois de Calais) and La leçon d'anatomie (A Progress Report).

Verberg deze beschrijving


Siberia m

>Jimmie Durham, A Staff for the Center of the World in Siberia, 1995.Performance.

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>Jimmie Durham, Elements from La Porte de l'Europe (les bourgeois de Calais), 1996.Mixed Media.

Eurasianprojectstageone book

>Jean-Pierre Rehm, Denys Zacharopoulos, Jimmie Durham, Jimmie Durham - Eurasian Project, Stage One, 1996.Book, 21 cm x 15,2 cm.

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>Jimmie Durham, Eurasia, A Scent, 1997.Sculpture, glass bottle, scent, textile, 25 x 7 x 10 cm.

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>Jimmie Durham, Eurasia, 2002.Text.