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.

Charts, 2005

Drawing, 51 x 72 cm (x 4).

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Collection: Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Michel Rein, Paris.

Charts is a series of four drawings where pseudo-scientific graphs gain organic forms together with absurd titles and labels. These comical and childlike elements subvert the primary function of a chart and manage to humanize it as well as deprive it of its usual authority.

“I often think about a division that is the classical division in Western philosophy and culture: the physical versus the mental, the ideal versus the material, intellectual versus sensual. What I am trying to work out is my own theory so that I will not feel so stupid, because I always embarrass myself being unable to make the division. Maybe I am trying with my work to challenge the dichotomy that these things are physical and those things are mental, and that you cannot combine the two.” [full text here]

In one of the drawings, Durham plays with the words Start/Stop and Star/Top in the same way as in his monumental installation Something (Perhaps a Fugue or an Elegy).

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> Jimmie Durham.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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> Exhibition: Jimmie Durham – A Matter of Life and Death and Singing. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 May 2012 - 18 November 2012.


> Ensemble: Jimmie Durham 1994 - 2012.


> Ensemble: Drawings, Display and other 2D Work.