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.

Betonmolen [Cement Mixer], 1993

Sculpture, 128 x 155 x 92 cm.

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK6155_M135).

“I use ornament – a pre-modernist activity – but I agree with the fact of its criminal character. And I count on the fact that my use of ornament is criminal. You can almost compare it to smoking now. You can’t naively smoke anymore. You know it’s not healthy, but you do it.” - Wim Delvoye

The cement mixer of Wim Delvoye is made completely from wood and decorated with white-painted foliage and other motifs. Here Delvoye conjures the transformation of an everyday object into an enigmatic one. On first sight it looks like a piece of baroque furniture from a far-off epoch. The term ‘baroque’ in this case refers more to its original meaning – namely capricious or bizarre forms of creation – than to the style-period of that name. Stylistically seen, all of Delvoye’s decorated concrete mixers are indeed rather more a mixture of styles from different periods than beholden to the rules of any one particular style. As to form, the cement mixers look terribly logical, but not at all with respect to content. A cement mixer has nothing to do with the past; on the contrary, it is an icon of our contemporary society. But nonetheless, owing to the assemblage of materials and iconography, the object still harks back to bygone times.

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> Wim Delvoye.

Expositions & Ensembles

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> Exposition: The collection XVIII – Ontmoeting. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 15 March 2007 - 13 June 2007.

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> Exposition: Visite. Cultureel Centrum Overijse, Overijse, 03 April 2009 - 10 September 2009.

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> Exposition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Genk - Genkenaren kiezen kunst. C-Mine, Genk, 02 July 2014 - 31 August 2014.

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> Exposition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), Athens, 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

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> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.


> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.


> Ensemble: The Vibrating Image .