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: PVC tubing

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"I love plastic of any kind; I like the shape of pipes, tubes... This plastic tube, I like it very much in the artistic sense, in the art-world sense. It’s very un-heroic, un-monumental. A plastic tube is not comical, it’s not strong enough to be comical, but it is never serious. Even the biggest piece of plastic PVC pipe won’t be serious. It will always be plastic tubing, it doesn’t lend itself to being phallic at the same time. You think it would become phallic, but it never does—or only in a silly way, and then it can be a little more humorous. So I like the passivity of it, the non-heroic side of it." [full text here]

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Works

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>Jimmie Durham, Die kleine Fulda, 1992.Sculpture, pvc pipe, 265 x 20 x 120 cm.

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>Jimmie Durham, Garçon, Garou, Gargouille, 1994.Sculpture, papier maché, pvc pipe, leather, 150 x 400 cm.

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>Jimmie Durham, The Seven Directions, 2004.Installation.

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>Jimmie Durham, Détour, 2005.Installation, pvc, stone.

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>Jimmie Durham, Detour over Rome, 2009.Installation.