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.

Laid to Rest, 1998

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Lay to rest2 ©image: Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, and Koplin Del Rio, CA

Collection: Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, and Koplin Del Rio, CA.

In a mausoleum-like construction, we see the video installation Laid to Rest (1998). The work presents animated montages, mainly of stereotypical images of ‘black’ behaviour, including figures involved in fragmentary, random acts of violence like robberies and drive-by shootings. At the bottem is a doll laid out in a coffin surrounded by funeral wreaths. The cubicle is closed-off, and thus the projected images may only be seen by peeking through small holes in the wall. The crypt-like space and darkness give the feeling of a memorial.

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Kerry james marshall

> Kerry James Marshall.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

Kerry james marshall  portrait of david walker  2009  courtesy of the artist and jack shainman gallery  new york

> Exhibition: Kerry James Marshall – Painting and Other Stuff. M HKA, Antwerpen, 03 October 2013 - 02 February 2014.

Kerry james marshall  lost boys aka black johnny  1993 courtesy of the artist  jack shainman gallery  ny  and koplin del rio  ca