M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte 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: Silent Objects

Panamarenko  prova car  1967  collectie m hka

Poëtic Objects: 1965 - 1968

In the second half of the 1960s, Panamarenko built a series of poetic objects, often inspired by memories of his youth. Because the emphasis in these works is on their formal qualities and not yet on function or technology, they are referred to as ‘silent objects’.

Krokodillen [Crocodiles] is one of these silent renderings, in this case of a childhood memory of Antwerp Zoo. Bottekes met Sneeuw [Boots with Snow] is also a snapshot from his youth. The felt dolls Molly Peters and Feltra refer to well-known actresses and are based on pictures in Playboy magazine. In reaction against Jan Hoet’s art event of the same name in 1986, the work Chambres d’Amis opposes the horse-trading of contemporary art, where works of art served as status symbols for the well-off.

The poetry of the silent objects is largely determined by the use of simple materials: cardboard, tin, polystyrene foam, plastic and sand. In Zwitserse fiets (Swiss Bicycle) and Magnetische schoenen [Magnetic Shoes] his fascination for technology comes to the fore.

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Feltra smak dirk pauwels

> Panamarenko, Dr. Hugo Heyrman, Feltra , 1966.Object, styropor, felt, 180 x 115 x 130 cm.

Panamarenko   molly peters  1966copyright brigitta callens

> Panamarenko, Molly Peters , 1966.Object, styropor, felt, metal , 138 x 134 x 63 cm.

Botten met sneeuw

> Panamarenko, Botten met sneeuw [Boots with Snow] , 1966.Object, leather boots and bag, wood, polyurethane , 24 x 37 x 20 cm, 28 x 25 x 28 cm, 18 x 44 x 23 cm.

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> Panamarenko, Kreem-glace [Ice Cream], 1966.Object, polyurethane, plastic, metal, 99 x 85 x 52 cm.


> Panamarenko, Magnetische schoenen [Magnetic Shoes], 1966-1967.Object, leather boots, electric wires, switches, 34 x 28.5 x 23 cm.


> Panamarenko, Zakken [Sacks], 1967-1968.Object, polyester, seaweed, wooden sticks, rubber tubes, 50 x 190 x 190 cm.

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> Panamarenko, Hofkes [Little Gardens], 1967.Object, glass fibre, polyester, felt, thread, tin, 35 x 123 x 70 cm, 35 x 92 x 68 cm, 35 x 56 x 121 cm.

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> Panamarenko, Cockpit [Cockpit], 1967.Object, tin, cellophane, polyester , 105 x 105 x 145 cm.

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> Panamarenko, Walvis [Whale] , 1967.Object, styropor, cellophane, tin, 102 x 34 x 136 cm.


> Panamarenko, Krokodillen [Crocodiles], 1967.Object, sand, plastic wrap, cardboard, plastic tiles, cellophane, nets, 25 x 230 x 110 cm.

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> Panamarenko, Zwitserse fiets [Swiss Bicycle], 1967.Object, tin, cardboard, linen, 61.5 x 60 x 66 cm .


> Panamarenko, Afwasbak [Sink with Dishes] , 1967.Object, perspex, tin , 91 x 79.5 x 80 cm .


> Panamarenko, Meikever [May-bug], 1968.Object, metal, glass, felt, wood, balsa, wire, polyester, 60 x 60 x 60 cm, 50.3 x 60 cm, 6 x 36.5 x 20 cm.

Dakgoot oplosseschroeven

> Panamarenko, Dakgoot [Gutter], 1968.Object, wood, asphalt-impregnated paper, 69.5 x 128.5 x 91 cm.

Pan am foto 1351

> Panamarenko, Chambres d'Amis , 1986.Object, wicker, paper, coconut mat, 97 x 105 x 67 cm .