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: Museum in Motion - Allan Sekula

M HKA, Antwerp

16 September 2022 - 08 January 2023

Allan Sekula

Allan Sekula (1951− 2013) was a visual artist, filmmaker, writer and activist. Deeply rooted in both conceptual and socially engaged art, his practice interwove critical texts and documentary photography into complex structures of meaning. Taking the form of sequential narratives, his work consistently addressed the economic and social consequences of neoliberal ideology and globalisation. During his career, Sekula repeatedly returned to the theme of maritime space, paying particular attention to the issue of working conditions at sea. Having grown up in a port city in the harbour area of Los Angeles, the artist felt a special connection with Antwerp. He was fascinated by local stories of the town of Doel and the Internationaal Zeemanshuis, and these are reflected in some of his projects, including his film The Forgotten Space.

In 2010, M HKA organised his solo exhibition Ship of Fools, conceived in dialogue with the artist’s subsequent invitation to participate in the São Paulo Biennial in Brazil. M HKA also curates the artist’s unique collection of artefacts: The Docker’s Museum, an extensive project that critically rethinks the idea of collecting. Through the stories of minor objects and the idea of motion (the movement of mass over a distance), he connects miners and dockers, nuclear plants and ports in a narrative that reflects on the functioning of the economy and our human world at large.

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> Untitled (The Bombing (Curie, Einstein, Hiroshima, Nagasaki)_001, 1929. Photography, ink, paper, 25.3 x 20.2 cm.

> Diamond Cutter at Work in Antwerp (The Dockers' Museum, object nr. 74), 1929. Photography, ink, paper, 9 x 14 cm.

> CDFriedrich-esque 1945 Painting Depicting the Fire Bombing of Dresden, Painted about 8 Months after by a Doctor [H. Geller] Who Survived (The Dockers' Museum, object nr. 58), 1945. Drawing, aquarelle on paper, 34,6 x 43,5 cm.

> U.S.S.R. Red Army Radiation Dose Caculator (A Bomb Soviet Russian Nuclear Circular Slide Rule) (The Dockers' Museum, object nr. 64), 1950. Object, metal and plastic, 10 x 10.5 x 0.3 cm.

> Romantic Landscape Painting of Three Mile Island Nuclear Reactor, Made Before 1979 Partial Meltdown, Artist Name Indecipherable (The Dockers' Museum, object nr. 57), 1974-1975. Film, oil on canvas, 61 x 76,2 cm.

> Untitled (The Bombing (Curie, Einstein, Hiroshima, Nagasaki)_003), 1989. Photography, ink, paper, 28.1 x 20.2 cm.

> Allan Sekula, Dockers' Museum, 2010. Installation, mixed media, variable dimensions.

> Allan Sekula, The Forgotten Space, 2010. Film, dcp, digibeta, dv cam, colour / black & white, 113 min.

> Untitled (Antwerp Diamonds_003). Photography, ink, paper, 9 x 14 cm.

> Untitled (Antwerp Diamonds_001). Photography, ink, paper, 9 x 14 cm.

> U.S. Army Radiation Dose Calculator (A-Bomb Nuclear Yield Circular Slide Rule) Set in Pouch (The Dockers' Museum, object nr. 63). Object, paper, 11,8 x 11,8 cm.

> MK-3 Mark-3 "Fat Man" Nuclear Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki (The Dockers' Museum, object nr. 54). Object, mahogany wood, 16 x 31 x 11 cm.