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.

Untitled, 1992

Sculpture, 165 x 81 x 89 cm.

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK6064_M118).

This work by Didier Vermeiren consists of rectangular frameworks made of iron rods. Four wheels are fitted to each of them. The vertical rods appear to indicate the imaginary boundaries of a sculpture. The wheels suggest movement in space. We associate the form and material of these sculptures with, among other things, minimal sculpture. In Minimal Art, sculptures often have no back or front, left or right. However, in his cage sculptures Vermeiren often breaks away from this similarity of form: sometimes one of the vertical rods is square in section rather than round, while in other works the rods on one side may be covered in a layer of plaster, the wheels may indicate a direction of movement, or some other variation. In this way the sculptures do have a back and front, and left and right sides.

Vermeiren puts the identity of sculpture itself up for discussion. He examines such essential sculptural principles as volume, mass, weight and open and closed forms. The works also focus on the empty and the full, presence and absence, dynamism and motionlessness, horizontality and verticality, inside and outside, elevation and relocation.

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> Didier Vermeiren.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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> Exhibition: The collection XXVIII – If you shoot a bullet in a vacuum, will it keep travelling forever? (Emily Wardill). M HKA, Antwerpen, 17 June 2011 - 18 September 2011.

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> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Similarities and dissonants. Kringloopcentrale, Antwerpen, 01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.

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> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.