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.

Uffizi Porte, 2003

Installation, 250 x 1995 x 1351 cm.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7470_M325).

We are facing an open construction. It is a labyrinth, but also a clean-cut spatial structure. As we enter Uffizi Porte twelve doors lead us to a succession of new rooms. The different spaces all refer to an office where a well-defined activity is performed. These offices are no imaginary constructions. In 1994 Pistoletto launches his art manifesto, Progetto Arte [Project Art], which places social transformation in the centre of attention for art, artists and those politically responsible. The manifesto led to the establishment of Cittadellarte, a large workshop where different segments of society can come together, through creativity, in exhibitions, debates, concerts, performances. As with natural processes, the ‘Cittadelarte cell’ has been divided into several cells or offices that work in certain sub-segment of society. The cells work independently but form an organism together. The open structure of Uffizi Porte underlines this symbiosis. This term refers to offices during the Italian Renaissance, such as the banking office of the Medici family, where the economy, art, philosophy, politics and other aspects of society were amalgamated. Or we might remember the studios of Renaissance artists, where science, production and the economy joined forces with visual creation, thinking and spirituality. The use of doors is not insignificant. Pistoletto regards his works not as windows unto reality but precisely as doors through which we enter the real world.

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>'Uffizi Porte'@M HKA

>Michelangelo Pistoletto in conversation with Anders Kreuger (M HKA) on 'Uffizi Porte'.


> Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XXXII – Personality Test + The Book Lovers. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

> Exhibition: LATT: MUHKADEMIE 2013. M HKA, Antwerpen, 27 September 2013 - 05 January 2014.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: The City of Art.