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.

Long Street of Images - Jan Fabre Street, 1977

Performance, 00:50:00.

©photo: Lieven Herreman, Courtesy of Angelos bvba

Antwerp, Lange Beeldekensstraat

When he is nineteen years old Jan Fabre removes a street sign from the street where he grew up. He puts up a new sign, ‘Jan Fabrestraat’ (Jan Fabrestreet), making a name for himself in the history of the neighbourhood that means so much to him as a young man. 

'Looking back on what I was doing as a young artist, I feel I was trying to engrave myself in the tradition, wanting to be part of history and maybe trying to get myself famous. (Chuckles.) I for example changed the street name of the street where I was living. The ‘Lange Beeldekensstraat’ was an old Flemish word for ‘Long Street of Images’ I took the street sign away and I made it Jan Fabrestraat (1977, No. 4). For example another action that I did in the same street was hanging over the sign of the Van Gogh house my own copper sign with the text ‘Here lives and works Jan Fabre’. Van Gogh had lived in Antwerp and was a student at the Royal Academy.' (source: Celant, G. Jan Fabre. Stigmata. Action & Performances 1976-2013. Skira, 2014, p.166)

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> Jan Fabre.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Jan Fabre – Stigmata, Actions & Performances 1976-2013. M HKA, Antwerpen, 24 April 2015 - 26 July 2015.

> Ensemble: Money en de kunstwereld [Money and the art world].