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.

Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl, 2006

Artist Novel, 19.8 x 13 cm, 208 p., language : English, publisher : Vintage , ISBN : 978-0099485162.

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2029/844).

Literary synopsis

Every inch of Grayson's childhood bedroom was covered with pictures of aeroplanes, and every surface with models. Fantasy took over his life, in a world of battles ruled by his teddy bear, Alan Measles. He grew up. And in 2003, an acclaimed ceramic artist, he accepted the Turner Prize as his alter-ego Clare, wearing his best dress, with a bow in his hair. Now he tells his own story, his voice beautifully caught by his friend, the writer Wendy Jones. Early childhood in Chelmsford, Essex is a rural Eden that ends abruptly with the arrival of his stepfather, leading to constant swerving between his parents' houses, and between boys' and women's clothes. But as Grayson enters art college and discovers the world of London squats and New Romanticism, he starts to find himself. At last he steps out as a potter and transvestite.

Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl is a collaboration between Grayson Perry and writer Wendy Jones. The origin of the novel is a series of interviews, recorded and put aside until 2003 and the Turner Prize brought Grayson Perry to public attention.

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Artists

> Wendy Jones.

Wendy Jones is a graduate of the University of East Anglia and has a PhD from Goldsmiths in creative writing. She ha

> Grayson Perry.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.