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: Het Transcendente [The Transcendental]

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Cross-overs between various levels of reality – dream, vision, utopia – fascinated many artists during the 1960s and ’70s. Their work reveals an uneasiness with the self-assured and universalist position of what we choose to call ‘the Essential’. Instead the artists of the Transcendental – many of whom belonged to the arte povera (‘poor art’) movement in Italy – created works open to interpretation and doubt and critique. These artists address issues that are relevant to humanity as a whole, but they often did so through individual, subjective, even idiosyncratic gestures. Their ideological identification was anti-authoritarian and deliberately open-ended.

Some of the works in this ensemble are shown in Antwerp, while others are exhibited in Eindhoven.

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>Guy Mees, Espace Perdu [Lost space], 1964.Sculpture, neon, lace, 124 x 136 x 51 cm.

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>Jef Cornelis, James Lee Byars, The World Question Center, 1969.Film, single-channel video, b/w, sound, 01:02:06.

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>Jef Cornelis, James Lee Byars, Antwerpen 18 April - 7 Mei 1969, 1969.Video, single-channel video, b/w, sound, 00:32:30.


>herman de vries, V71-70, 1971.Drawing, ink, paper, cardboard, 709 x 980 x 20 mm.


>herman de vries, V71-69, 1971.Drawing, ink, paper, cardboard, 709 x 979 x 20 mm.


>herman de vries, V71-63, 1971.Drawing, ink, paper, cardboard, 712 x 979 mm.

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>Marcel Broodthaers, Gedicht/Poem/Poème - Change/Exchange/Wechsel, 1973.Print, ink, cardboard, 2 x (102.1 x 72.4 cm).


>Marcel Broodthaers, Tapis de sable, 1974.Installation, quartz sand, pigments, palmtree in pot, printed terry cloth, 337 x 220 cm, 198 x 160 x 60 cm, 107 x 52.4 cm.

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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.


>James Lee Byars, The Shadow of an Extraterrestrial Man/The Antwerp Giant, 1976.Installation, black tulle, 17 x 245 m.

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>James Lee Byars, Hear TH FI TO IN PH Around This Chair, 1977.Installation, chair, carpets, black silk tent, 357 x 355 x 366 cm.

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


>Michelangelo Pistoletto, Divisione e moltiplicazine dello specchio [Division and Multiplication of the Mirror], 1978.Sculpture, wood, goldpaint, mirror, 2 x (100 x 45 cm).


>Luciano Fabro, Arcobaleno [Rainbow], 1980.Installation, acrylic, cotton wool, variable dimensions.

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>James Lee Byars, Moonbook (Stonebooks), 1980.Installation, artist book, sandstone in display case, 3.7 x 41.3 x 29.4 cm, 175.5 x 146 x 46 cm.


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


>Alighiero e Boetti, I Quattro moli [The Four Piers], 1982.Drawing, pencil, ink, paper, canvas, 4 x (75.2 x 71.6 x 2.7 cm).