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.

Réfractaires, 2016

Installation, 345 x 302 cm.

©image: BPS22, Charleroi

Collection: Collection Province de Hainaut / Dépôt BPS22, Charleroi.

Réfractaire is a tapestry made within the framework of the partnership between the BPS22 and the Crecit[1] tapestry weaving workshops in Tournai. The work depicts a teenager falling to her knees, her hands intertwined with those of her reflection. The young girl, whose face remains hidden, conveys an image of femininity caught between pain and melancholy, combined with the violence of an identity stuck between two life phases. In a palette dominated by pale gray and pink tones, on a monochrome background and in a composition that suggests movement, like a still image, the figure seems to begin a struggle with the illusion of pictorial space.

Refuting any attempt at an explicit discourse on femininity, Charlotte Beaudry seeks to avoid the traps of the painted image and implicitly attracts the viewer's attention to what is hidden as well as to what is shown. “To reduce the appearance, to limit the reality to the features that one wants to show is inevitably pictorial. The fact of removing the details in favour of a silhouette or, even more blatantly, of framing an image can make what is removed or concealed as significant as what is shown. [...] Showing something in painting generates infinite graphic possibilities, including showing the painting itself” [2].

[1] Crecit : Centre de Recherches, d’Essais et de Contrôles scientifiques et techniques pour l’Industrie Textile.

[2] GIELEN, Denis, « L’arbre caché dans la forêt », in « Charlotte Beaudry », Leuven, MER/STUK, 2008, p.10.

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