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: Suchan Kinoshita [First marriage]

MuHKA, Antwerpen

14 December 2002 - 23 February 2003

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'First marriage' is the title of the comprehensive exhibition which M HKA is devoting to Suchan Kinoshita (°1960, Tokyo). The artist who grew up in Japan emigrated to Cologne at the age of twenty in order to pursue a musical education at the institute where the contemporary composer Maurizio Kagel was teaching. Later, she worked for a theatre company in which members alternately assumed the role of actor, stage designer and director. Therefore, it is no coincidence that her work can be situated in many fringe areas: inside or outside the walls of the museum, with or without an active input by the public, recognisable as a work of art or camouflaged as such.

The starting point of the exhibition in Antwerp is a working method which relates to continuous change. With the aid of makeshift walls, the artist builds a temporary architecture which brings about a new relationship between the public and the museum space. The ensuing over-all experience is reinforced by the spectator being way-led and diverted, having access to the building via two emergency exits only. Actually, the main entrance to the museum is hampered by a twenty-metre long wooden construction suggesting the presence of a building site. Exclusive to the exhibition at M HKA is the production of a series of animation films in which the transition between dreams, real events and fictional story are explored and stage-managed in a heterogeneity of diverging installations. Thus, 'first marriage', the film after which the exhibition is called, is projected on opening and closing Venetian blinds in the window of a hut. The sound which derives from the film 'exhibition', a fictional exhibition of all people the artist ever met in her life can be heard in a sound-proof hut set up at a certain distance from the projected image. In addition to a number of previously realised installations, which are adapted to the situation, these animation films are shown in various versions and spatial overlaps, like voices in a piece of music. From the outside, the rough huts constructed from plywood, seem to be alike; yet, every time a visitor enters one of these he is enticed to take part in a new tactile or visual game. Finally, in the entrance hall, which has been converted into a waiting-room, fragments from animation films and other situations in the museum are being recycled in an observatory. 

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> Suchan Kinoshita, Staubstelle [Dusty Place], 1996. Installation, mixed media, variable dimensions.

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> Suchan Kinoshita, Eerste Huwelijk - Tweede Huwelijk [First Marriage, Second Marriage], 2002. Installation.