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.

Exhibition: Canonisation of Vincent van Gogh

Belgian Institute for World Affairs (dpt. E), Antwerpen / Amsterdam

01 April 1990 - 24 April 1990




Canonization of Vincent van Gogh


Around the anniversary year (of the artist's death) the prices for his work reached record amounts (specifically the sale of the 'Irises' was noted, partially due to the anonymity of the Japanese consortium that bought it, but also in terms of the discussion surrounding public inaccessibility) that year the academy in Antwerp saw fit to install a commemorative plaque on their gate, reminding all of the ill fated couple of weeks he spent there... To underline this hypocrisy the Belgian Institute for World Affairs (especially dept. Ear) introduced proceedings to canonise the artist and offer him a posthumous diploma...




The night of the 30 th of March to 1st of April (BIWA-anniversary) the Pope of Halensee ( borrowed from Paul Van Ostayen's excommunication of Joostens) declared the artist beatific in a double ceremony at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Antwerp academy... ( later that day, a sunny sunday fit for a family outing... Assisted by various well-wishers from local and international art-operatives...)

On the 24 th of April there followed a ceremony during a Van Gogh exhibition whereby 15 professors of the academy as well as the director signed the posthumous diploma, thereby making the artist ( finally) professional....

For these ceremonies various works and attributes were made, like the throne of the Pope of Halensee (the throne to make all thrones tremble) as well as an Iris chair, flower arrangements and fake van Gogh paintings, sunflower plantation etc....

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> Jef Lambrecht, Lanterne de Lantin / diploma VvG, 1990. Poster, paper, ink (printing), A3/ 42x30 cm.

> Karel Schoetens, Jef Lambrecht, Throne of Halensee, 1990. Object, wood, paint, gold marker, candles, ca. 75 x 55 x 60 cm .

> Karel Schoetens, Jef Lambrecht, VINcent Van Gogh heilig, 1990. Article, paper, ink (printing), variable.

> Jef Lambrecht, Throne to make Thrones tremble, 1990. Poster, paper, ink (printing), A3/ 42x30 cm.

> Jef Lambrecht, Halensee - Vincent van Gogh Canonization, 1990. Poster, paper, ink (printing), A3/ 42x30 cm.

> Jef Lambrecht, Karel Schoetens, Wout Vercammen, Angel Vergara, details video Canonisatie Vincent van Gogh, 1991. Photography, photographic paper, emulsion, 10 x 15.

> Jef Lambrecht, O.I. Jaunes de Van Gogh. Poster, paper, ink (printing), A3/ 42x30 cm.

> Jef Lambrecht, Paus van Halensee in actie. Leaflet, paper, ink (printing), A3/ 42x30 cm.

> Jef Lambrecht, Halensee Steeds Droevig. Poster, paper, ink (printing), A3/ 42x30 cm.

> Jef Lambrecht, Halensee / throne prep. Leaflet, paper, ink (printing), A3/ 42x30 cm.

> Jef Lambrecht, Halensee - 1 Woche USA. Poster, paper, ink (printing), A3/ 42x30 cm.