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.

Fragment uit zelfportret als gebouw [Fragment from self-portrait as a building], 1994

Drawing, 120 x 155 cm.

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp - Donation Friends of M HKA, 1995 (Inv. no. S0064).

Dutch sculptor Mark Manders, living in Belgium for some time, has been working for a number of years on his so-called Zelfportret als gebouw, an imaginary building to house his dreams, thoughts and memories. M HKA owns a few ‘fragments’ of this self-portrait: two pencil drawings, one sculpture and one installation. The two latter are assemblages of small objects. Matches, batteries or pencils have been rendered useless by the ‘wrong’ adjustments. The display and content of the house always vary, just like Manders’s own thoughts. A piece by him can function alone, but is always also part of a greater whole, a personal interpretation of the world, an oeuvre. Thus each of his works is a fragment of a building, a self-portrait, a self-portrait as building. Zelfportret als gebouw is a work-in-progress. When the things in the building are differently ordered, the identity of its creator (or at least our view of it) also changes. Manders’s oeuvre can be seen as a quest for an ever-changing, ever-evolving identity.

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> Mark Manders.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: The collection I – Fall 2002. M HKA, Antwerpen, 31 August 2002 - 10 November 2002.

> Exhibition: The collection II – Winter 2002. M HKA, Antwerpen, 23 November 2002 - 09 February 2003.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Self-Portrait as a House.

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>Mark Manders, Fragment uit zelfportret als gebouw [Fragment from self-portrait as a building], 1994.Drawing, graphite, paper, 155 x 120 cm.