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.


Vercruysse  jan la feinte 1982  1989 ©image: M HKA

The work of Jan Vercruysse is characterized by his razor-sharp vision and very focused approach to its central themes. Vercruysse mostly works in series, of which the individual works have many formal similarities, as if they are variations on the same theme. Vercruysse sees this differently, though: "There is no theme. There is a content and then there are works; both together necessitate other works." Like other conceptual artists, Vercruysse considers content as preceding the formal presence of a work. Nonetheless, for Vercruysse the formal presence of the work is as important as its concept: "for art to be in the mind it first has to be in the world." His most important sculptural series are the Rooms (1983-1986), the Atopies (1985-1986), the Eventails (1986-1987), the Tombeaux (1987-1994), Les Paroles (1993-1998) and Places (2005-present).

In a sense, Vercruysse has already organized and categorized his oeuvre himself. Still, there is a sense of coherence and overlap between the different series as well. This makes a further thematic organization of Vercruysse's oeuvre simultaneously easy and challenging. The categorization of M HKA Ensembles should be regarded as a suggestion, an attempt at reaching deeper understanding of Vercruysse's work. Three themes are identified as rising above the individual series: absence and loss, the place versus the non-place, and, more general, the position of art and the artist. Additionally, M HKA Ensembles pays special attention for Vercruysse's affinity for language and poetry, which is particularly apparent in his editions.

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Thema's & Categorieën

Jan vercruysse  kamer iii  1985  photom hkaclinckx 0 copy

>De Historiek van Kamer (III) [The History of Room (III)].

Vercruysse  jan  atopies viii  1986 foto a4avzw

>Plaatsen en niet-plaatsen [Places and non-places].

Vercruysse  jan  la feinte   1982.tif

>De positie van kunst en de kunstenaar [The position of art and the artist].

Vercruysse  jan  baudrillards are dollars  1988

>Poëzie, taal en woordspelingen [Poetry, language, and wordplay].

Vercruysse  jan  m %28m1%29  1992 photo syb'l. s.   pictures

>Verlies en afwezigheid [Loss and Absence].


Vercruysse  jan  ile de france  1974

>Jan Vercruysse, Ile de France, 1974.Print, 57 x 37 cm.

Vercruysse  jan  sic  1975  photo muhka clinckx 9

>Jan Vercruysse, Sic, 1975.Print, 57 x 73 cm.

Vercruysse  jan  a valerie pour la vie  1975 1990

>Jan Vercruysse, A Valérie, Pour la Vie, 1975-1990.Print, paper (vélin d'arches).

Dsc 5117

>Jan Vercruysse, Jan Vercruysse, 1978.Book, ink, paper, 29.7 x 21 cm, language : Dutch, French, publisher : ICC/Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen.

Vercruysse  jan  la feinte  1982

>Jan Vercruysse, La Feinte [The Sham], 1982.Photography, wood, iron, marbles, 220 x 180 x 130 cm.

Vercruysse  jan  kamer iii  1985heirman graphics

>Jan Vercruysse, Kamer (III) [Chamber (III)], 1985.Installation, wood, mirror, neon lamp, 285 x 167 x 39 cm.

Vercruysse  jan  atopies viii  1986 foto a4avzw

>Jan Vercruysse, Atopies (VIII), 1986.Installation, mahogany veneer on wood, steel, 396 x 380 x 30 cm.

Vercruysse  0023 jan  narcisse  1990

>Jan Vercruysse, Narcisse, 1987-1989.Print, paper (old dutch).

Vercruysse  jan  diwan  1987 1990

>Jan Vercruysse, Diwan, 1987-1990.Print, paper (vélin d'arches), 2 x (88 x 44.5).

Vercruysse  jan  the art of typewriting  1989 1990

>Jan Vercruysse, The Art of Typewriting, 1987-1988.Print, paper (old dutch).

Vercruysse  jan  baudrillards are dollars  1988

>Jan Vercruysse, Baudrillards are dollars, 1988.Print, paper (vélin d'arches).

Vercruysse  jan  agnes sorel ou les avant gardes  1988

>Jan Vercruysse, Agnes Sorel ou les Avant-Gardes, 1988.Print, paper (vélin d'arches).

Vercruysse  jan  facile a faire  1989

>Jan Vercruysse, Facile à faire, 1989.Print, paper (vélin d'arches).

Vercruysse  jan  fontaine lustre  1990

>Jan Vercruysse, Fontaine/Lustre, 1991.Print, ink, paper (vélin d'arches), 750 x 480 mm.

8 1

>Jan Vercruysse, 9 ontwerpen voor het omslag van een tijdschrift in 8+1 afleveringen, 1992.Print, paper.


>Jan Vercruysse, M (M1), 1992.Sculpture, wood, gypsum, blue glass, white pigment, 54 x 200 x 155 cm.

Vercruysse  0005 jan  labyrinth   pleasure garden nr6  1994 2002  photo muhka

>Jan Vercruysse, Labyrinth & Pleasure Garden, 1994-2001.Print, ink, paper (rivoli), 12 x (66 x 49 cm).

Vercruysse  jan  les paroles %28iii%29  1993. jpg

>Jan Vercruysse, Les Paroles (III), 1994.Sculpture, wood, iron, paint.


>Jan Vercruysse, Places (III.5), 2006.Sculpture, galvanized steel, 130 x 78 x 1.5 cm.

Vercruysse  jan  places ii.8  2006  photo  muhka clinckx

>Jan Vercruysse, Places (II.8), 2006.Sculpture, cor-ten steel, 300 x 285 x 2 cm.


>Jan Vercruysse, De Reconstructie van Kamer (III) [The Reconstruction of Room (III)], 2010.Other.

Vercruysse  jan  moderne  1993

>Jan Vercruysse, Moderne.Print, paper (vélin d'arches).

Vercruysse  jan  spleen de hambourg  1985

>Jan Vercruysse, Spleen de Hambourg.Print, paper.

Vercruysse  jan  gay nineties 1976

>Jan Vercruysse, Gay Nineties.Print, paper (vélin d'arches).

Vercruysse  jan  q  1990

>Jan Vercruysse, Q.Print, paper (hanemühle).

Vercruysse  jan  dans l'air  1989

>Jan Vercruysse, Dans l'air.Print, paper (moulin du gué).

Vercruysse  jan  extrait de journalle 5 avril   1984

>Jan Vercruysse, Extrait de Journal (1e 5 avril 1984).Print, pape (japanese).

Vercruysse  jan  cinema cinema

>Jan Vercruysse, Cinéma Cinéma.Print, paper vélin d'arches.

Vercruysse  jan  je veux bien

>Jan Vercruysse, Je veux bien.Print, paper (vélin d'arches).